Evening talk

Tuesday 25 February 2020


A neuroscientist's guide to ageing well

Dr Daniel J. Levitin, neuroscientist and cognitive psychologist

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.

Dr Levitin’s book presents a realistic plan full of practical, cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during each decade of their life.

Dr Daniel J. Levitin, PhD

Dr Daniel Levitin 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.

"Don’t grow old without [this book]"

General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army (Ret.)