Mikam Executive Functions in Health and Disease Executive Functions in Health and Disease provides a comprehensive review of both healthy and disordered executive function. The prefrontal cortex in particular is among the most recent phylogenetically and the latest to mature in ontogenesis. Suponga que crea un experimento de laboratorio en el cual presenta a sus sujetos una nueva tarea con la que se van familiarizando durante algunas horas. The underlying theme is the influence of the great Russian neuropsychologist Alexandr Luria on the contemporary science and clinical practice of neuropsychology.
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So, what is the equivalent of a midlife crisis for a clinical professor of neurology, with a private practice in neuropsychology? Getting an MRI scan of your brain.
And then writing a book about what it means for your brain to get older. What Goldberg found, when he had his brain scanned Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, was the scan used , was that by and large he was in good shape. But, his brain had changed a bit, in the normal way for a man in his fifties i.
Crudely speaking, why do we tend to think of old people as being wiser? At the same time, we tend to think of an intelligent old person as being wiser than that same person when they were twenty years younger. One possibility, of course, is that this is just society being nice. When learning a new skill, our right brain and to a lesser degree front left do most of the work, and over time the work load for this skill shifts to our left brain and to a lesser degree back right. Unless, of course, your right brain has partially atrophied, or you are one of those left-handed people who divide up work differently between hemispheres than most of us do.
As we age, most of us begin to avoid topics which require us to use our right brain, and rely on the skills we have already built up. Then, we come to the part of the book where we may ask ourselves, "so what? If you are not, then the prescription is to intentionally put yourself into novel situations which you do not know well how to handle e.
The way to prevent any part of the brain or for that matter, the entire body from atrophying from disuse, is to use it. Take the stairs, not the elevator.
Read it in the original language, not the translation. Learn a new programming language every year. Travel in foreign countries. Such as, for example, this book! Re-reading the many highlights I made in the book reminded me of just how much I had learned in the process of reading it.
The book offers a cursory education in some of the most pertinent parts of brain function and mechanics. It also sheds light on what happens to the brain while it ages, and what you can do to go through that process more successfully.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone with a tendency towards a reflection, a reliance on their cognitive faculties for work, or just an interest in the mind. While Goldberg dedicated the book to middle-aged baby boomers, I think the best time to read it would be in your thirties or even earlier, so that you can take the learnings with you into those later stages in life. Thank you Dr.
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