Can we really make ourselves smarter?
For over a hundred years science has told us that our intelligence is fixed. You're either born clever or you are not, there's nothing you can do about it. But the latest research tells us science got it wrong.
In Smarter Dan Hurley reveals how new fields in intelligence research show that our mental faculties can be simply and significantly improved. You'll discover the secrets of :
IQ - how it works (and often doesn't)
Boot camps for your brain - do workouts provide real benefits?
Pills and super foods - the truth behind the extraordinary claims
Fitness, learning a language or an instrument - do they really help?
Exhilarating and inspiring, Smarter puts the science to the test and provides insight for anyone who wants to better their own thinking, give their children the best start in life or to stave off the rapid decline of advancing years.
'Chatty, personal, an easy read - even for those of us with untrained brains' Washington Post
'That rare thing: enjoyable reading that can also improve your life . . . Beautifully explained, engaging and inspiring.' Gretchen Reynolds, author of The First 20 Minutes
'An essential read, riveting.' Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind
'This may be the most important revolution of our time!' Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success 'Intriguing, enjoyable, makes you think.' Observer
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2015