Wordfest Presents Daniel Levitin (Successful Aging)
Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library
800 3 Street SE
Don’t miss the author of the iconic bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind, Daniel Levitin as he turns his keen insights to what happens in our brains as we age, based on a rigorous analysis of neuroscientific evidence. You’ll learn what you can do to make the most of your 70s, 80s, and 90s today, no matter how old you are.
About Successful Aging
Successful Aging uses research from developmental neuroscience and individual differences in psychology to show that 60+ years is a unique developmental stage that, like infancy or adolescence, has its own demands and distinct advantages. Levitin takes a scientific approach to what we all can learn from those who age joyously, as well as how to adapt our culture to take full advantage of older people's wisdom and experience. Throughout his exploration of what aging really means, Levitin reveals resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks everyone should do as they age.
Packed with engaging interviews with successful, creative individuals far beyond the conventional age of "retirement," this book is very much about people with recognizable challenges that readers will relate to.
Successful Aging will inspire a powerful new approach to how readers think about our final decades, and it will revolutionize the way we plan for old age as individuals, family members, and citizens within a society where the average life expectancy continues to rise.
“A wise, insightful, and beautifully written book on how we can navigate the waters of time. Helpful for readers at any age.”—Daniel Gilbert, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Stumbling on Happiness
About Daniel Levitin
Daniel Levitin, PhD, is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. He is Founding Dean of Arts & Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI in San Francisco, a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and Professor Emeritus at McGill University. He divides his time between Montreal and California.
- “A neuroscientist's tips for helping the brain age well” — CBC's The Current
- “The myth of memory decline and how to rejuvenate your brain” — Macleans
- “A Neuroscientist Explores The Power And Potential For Successful Aging” — KPCW
Books will be available for purchase at the event by local bookseller, Owl's Nest Books.
If you want to purchase the book in advance: