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#58: How to Reverse Ageing (Part 2 of 4). Healthy Ageing with Dr Dan Levitin

01 Jul 2020

For the second part of our reversing ageing series, my guest today is  Dr Daniel J. Levitin.  A neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. He is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, and Professor Emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at McGill University. He is the bestselling author of This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind, and A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics.

Daniel is a thought leader in the field of ageing and neuroscience, he has read thousands of research papers on the brain through the ages and his new book draws on cutting-edge research from neuroscience and psychology to demonstrate the cognitive benefits of getting older.

 

On the show today we talk about:

  • The beliefs that surround the ageing process

  • Our assumptions around memory loss and our focus on lifespan instead of 'healthspan'

  • How our decision-making skills improve as we age

  • How Happiness improves in age

  • Practical and cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during each decade of their life

  • How to age joyously

  • We also dive into Dan’s food preferences, flair for music and some incredible stories from his life’s work

 

I would really recommend to check out Dan’s book - The Changing Mind - it really is well worth a read

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GUEST: Dr Daniel J. Levitin, PhD

Dr Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. He is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, and Professor Emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at McGill University. He is the bestselling author of This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind, and A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics.   Book: The Changing Mind Dr Daniel Levitin has read thousands of research papers on the brain through the ages and, in his new book, draws on cutting-edge research from neuroscience and psychology to demonstrate the cognitive benefits of getting older. He challenges the beliefs that surround the ageing process, including our assumptions around memory loss and our focus on lifespan instead of healthspan. In fact, recent studies show that our decision-making skills improve as we age, and that our happiness levels peak at age 82. Packed with engaging interviews with individuals who have thrived far beyond the conventional age of retirement, this book offers a realistic plan full of practical, cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during each decade of their life. The Changing Mind is a radical exploration of what we all can learn from those who age joyously.

with Dr Daniel J. Levitin, PhD
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