Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power

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Can you make yourself smarter?

Scientists have always believed that the one thing that couldn't improve was intelligence.

But now science journalist Dan Hurley investigates the new field of 'intelligence training', showing that intelligence can be flexible and trainable.

With vivid stories of lives transformed, insight into the latest groundbreaking scientific discoveries and narrating his experiences as a human guinea pig, Hurley delivers practical findings for people of every age and ability.

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A rare thing: enjoyable reading that can also improve your life (Gretch Reynolds, author of 'The First 20 Minutes')

This may be the most important revolution of our time! (Carol Dweck, author of 'Mindset: The New Psychology of Success')

Smarter is an essential read. It's a riveting look at the birth of a new science as well as a user's manual for anyone who wants to be better at solving problems, learning new things, and coming up with creative ideas. (Daniel H. Pink, author of 'Drive' and 'A Whole New Mind')

About the Author:

Dan Hurley is the author of The 60-Second Novelist: What 22613 People Taught Me about Life, Natural Causes and Diabetes Rising.He was contributing editor of Psychology Today, is the Senior Writer at the Medical Tribune, won the investigative journalism award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and writes regularly for Discover, The New York Times and Neurology Today.

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