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 processOur assumptions around memory loss and our focus on lifespan instead of 'healthspan'How our decision-making skills improve as we ageHow happiness improves in agePractical and cognitive enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during each decade of their lifeHow to age joyouslyWe 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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