Why can't you remember where you put your keys? Or the title of the movie you saw last week? Or the name of your favorite restaurant?
Acclaimed journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin takes readers on a lively journey to explain what happens to memory and attention in middle age. Along the way, she turns up fresh scientific findings, explores the dark regions of the human brain, and hears the intimate confessions of high-functioning midlife adults who—like you—want to understand exactly what's going on upstairs.
Anyone older than forty knows that forgetfulness can be unnerving, frustrating, and sometimes terrifying. With compassion and humor, Jakobson Ramin sets out to discover what midlife forgetfulness is all about—from the perspectives of physiology, psychology, and sociology. Relentless in her search for answers to questions about her own unreliable memory, she explores the factors that determine how well—or poorly—one's brain will age. She consults experts in the fields of sleep, stress, traumatic brain injury, hormones, genetics, and dementia, as well as specialists in nutrition, cognitive psychology, and the burgeoning field of drug-based cognitive enhancement. The landscape of the midlife brain is not what you might think, and to understand its strengths and weaknesses turns out to be the best way to cope.
Jakobson Ramin's reporting of the stories of a wide array of midlife men and women will resonate with readers. Her audience will glean spectacular insight into how to elicit the very best performance from a middle-aged brain. A groundbreaking work that represents the best of narrative nonfiction, this is a timely, highly readable, and much-needed book for anyone whose memory is not what it used to be.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, a journalist for the past twenty-five years, has been published in the New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; New York magazine; and the Los Angeles Times, among many other publications. She lives in Northern California.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060598697. Bookseller Inventory # HGT5102.1ANVW081816H0582A
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New - May Have Light Discoloration - Very Minor Shelf Wear or Scuffs on Jacket Cover Thank you for your business. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000007996
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Jakobson Ramin's insightful and well-researched journey through memoryland offers some valuable lessons.". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060598697
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060598697 New: Packaged Carefully & Shipped Promptly. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # 001958
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DP-EJX5-81DO
Book Description Harper, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060598697
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800605986931.0
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Like New. Brand new condition hardcover book in its also mint condition decorative dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 091116001
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060598697
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, U.S.A., 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. New. First. (First stated and number line starts with 1.) Could be gifted. Dust jacket not price-clipped ($24.95). No marks, writing or bookplate inside. Not ex-library or a remainder. Bookseller Inventory # 002530