The ageing brain: it ain't all downhill

Did you know the brain improves as we age? Learn how we can help it | 29 min listen

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Growing older is something we only get to do if we’re lucky, so why are so many of us unenthusiastic about the prospect of ageing? We speak to neuroscientist and author Dan Levitin about his new book The Changing Mind, which looks at the ways the brain actually improves as we age, and how we can help it in The ageing brain: it ain't all downhill.

Guest - Prof Daniel LevitinNeuroscientist, Cognitive Psychologist, author and musician, McGill University, Montreal.

Publications - The Changing Mind: A Neuroscientist's Guide to Ageing Well by Levitin, Daniel, Penguin Books.

Image - Pixabay, Rudy Anderson. 

All in the Mind

Lynne Malcolm produced & presented this podcast series via, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio

All in the Mind is RN’s exploration of all things mental—a program about the mind, brain and behaviour, and the endlessly fascinating interactions between them. From dreaming to depression, memory to imagination, psychotherapy to psychopathy, emotion to obsession, All in the Mind explores the human condition through the mind’s eye. While many aspects of our minds remain seductively mysterious, new light is being shed on the way we think and the way we relate to each other all the time. All in the Mind brings together a diverse range of ideas and human experiences through the voices of great thinkers and powerful personal stories.