Mon, 22 February 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

The Changing Mind – a Neuroscientist’s Guide to Ageing Well

Daniel Levitin In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes

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Sudoku will not save you. Join neuroscientist Daniel Levitin to discover proven and effective ways to keep your brain fit and healthy into old age.

We are encouraged to think of old age as synonymous with a decline in our skills. Yet recent studies show that our decision making improves as we age, and that our happiness levels peak in our eighties. What really happens to our brains as we get older?

In this livestream, In Conversation event, neuroscientist, psychologist and internationally bestselling author Daniel Levitin will invite us to dramatically shift our understanding of aging, demonstrating its many cognitive benefits.

You’ll discover:

– The link between social isolation and the brain’s development
– The impact of remote working on mental health and ageing
– What ageing does to the immune system
– The advantages of old age during a crisis
– tips on how to age well, including why it’s important not to see yourself as old and why you should spend time with those younger than yourself
– Why everyone thinks memory fail as you age – and why everyone is wrong
– Why Sudoku will not save you and the most effective ways to keep your brain fit
– Why you shouldn’t retire but if you have to, how you should continue to pursue meaningful work always

Drawing on cutting-edge research to offer realistic guidelines and practical cognition-enhancing tricks for everyone to follow during every decade of their life, Daniel will show us what we all can learn from those who age joyously.

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Daniel Levitin

Neuroscientist, Cognitive Psychologist, Bestselling Author

Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. He trained at Stanford University Medical School, The University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Oregon. He is founding dean of Arts and Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco and Professor Emeritus of psychology and neuroscience at McGill University. He is the author of This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, The Organized Mind, and A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics. He divides his time between Montreal and California.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, podcaster and host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.