This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
Provides a series of games, puzzles, and exercises to revitalize and strengthen the memory, logic, attention span, and other mental powers to retard the aging process
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
With age, many of us experience lapses of memory, concentration, and reasoning power. This nonpathological cerebral dysfunction can be prevented or corrected, according to Le Poncin, the founder of a French institute on cerebral aging. While they admit that the program outlined in this book is based on scientific hypotheses, the authors cite experiments which suggest that certain kinds of degeneration can be overcome. A brief explanation of brain mechanisms is followed by a month's worth of practice exercises. Emphasizing speed and diversification, these exercises purport to develop perceptive, logical, verbal, structural, and visual/spatial abilities. After much initial failure and frustration, this reviewer's "efficiency rating" dramatically increased, though whether from simple improvement as a test-taker or actual improvement in mental fitness is unclear. A best seller in Europe, according to the publisher, this self-help book will undoubtedly find an audience among general readers eager to "improve" their minds.
- Laurie Bartolini, Lincoln Lib., Springfield, Ill.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1990. Trade paperback. Condition: New. American ed.. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 216 p. Audience: General/trade. Seller Inventory # Alibris_0001263
Book Description Ballantine Books 1990-10-10, 1990. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0449903486 BRAND NEW. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Seller Inventory # Z0449903486ZN
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0449903486
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0449903486
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110449903486