Jan 23, 2012
On Tuesday, February 7, at 7 p.m., Cleveland Park Library in Washington, DC will host Alvaro Fernandez as he discusses The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: 18 Interviews with Scientists, Practical Advice, and Product Reviews to Keep Your Brain Sharp (book also available via DC library system).
The book expands on the concept of neuroplasticity that recent works such as the New York Times bestseller, The Brain that Changes Itself, and the PBS Brain Fitness Program have introduced to the world. Neuroplasticity, or the the brain’s capacity to change itself based upon experience, means that one’s brain is flexible enough to evolve as we age and that we can exercise our brains to enhance attention, boost memory, augment planning skills and manage anger and destructive emotions. Recent brain research proves that at any age, what we do in our lives influences how our brains and our mental abilities evolve. We are never too old to learn; we do not need to accept decline as inevitable.
The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness has been named a Best Book by AARP. Copies will be available for signing after the program. More details at Cleveland Park Library website (talk is open to the public).
If you can’t attend, you can watch a similar talk on brain fitness Alvaro gave at New York Public Library (opens YouTube video).