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The Ageing Brain (Maps Of The Mind) - Lawrence Whalley
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[SR: 672300], Paperback, [EAN: 9780753813614], Phoenix, English, English, English, Phoenix, Book, Phoenix, Phoenix, Lawrence Whalley's The Ageing Brain is the seventh in Weidenfeld's excellent, if serendipitous, "Maps of the Mind" series, edited by Steven Rose. Whalley studies the molecular biology of the ageing brain and his book's core is an account of research into Alzheimer's disease. Whalley is upbeat: "There is a popular misconception that success in the fight against disease has simply replaced premature infant death or adult disease with untreatable disorders of late life", he observes. "The truth is quite different... A greater proportion of old people now enjoy better physical health than ever before." Hence his calling: "to help achieve for the brain what the final decades of the last century achieved for the body: fitter old brains for fitter old people". The outlook is good: new research shows that healthy brains develop as they age, optimising their structures to compensate for tissue loss. Yes, our brains do start shrinking--but this is not, after all, a sign of mental decline. Whalley's is not a winnable war. "To be old and sad seems a not unreasonable condition," he writes. What shows up in tests as impaired function is frequently only an old person's demoralisation in the face of loneliness and death. The simple fact of being old deals as cruel a blow to mental function as any biological change. The book concludes with a short description of computer-based palliatives to addled old age. Nostalgia machines, virtual reality: it's a horribly confused few pages--a little desperate, too, as Whalley rails against the dying of the light. --Simon Ings , 369724011, Look Inside!, 405736, Special Features, 266239, Books, 922182, Neuroscience, 277949, Human Biology, 277912, Biological Sciences, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 125243031, General AAS, 277949, Human Biology, 277912, Biological Sciences, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 125231031, General AAS, 277912, Biological Sciences, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 922532, Medicine, 270792, Basic Science, 922534, Dentistry, 922610, Diseases & Disorders, 922810, Education, 922550, First Aid & Paramedical Services, 125303031, General AAS, 922556, Hospital Administration & Management, 922558, Medical Ethics & Legal Issues, 922560, Medical Research & Equipment, 922572, Medical Sciences A-Z, 270781, Midwifery, 922778, Nursing, 922802, Optometry, 922822, Patient Care, 922804, Pharmacy, 922806, Physiotherapy, 922808, Reference, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 922948, The Brain, 922946, Human Biology, 922868, Popular Science, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 125325031, General AAS, 922868, Popular Science, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 125228031, General AAS, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 564334, Scientific, Technical & Medical, 564336, Agriculture & Farming, 564338, Astronomy & Cosmology, 564340, Biology, 564342, Chemistry, 564344, Earth Sciences, 564346, Engineering, 570820, Environment, 564350, Geology, 564352, Mathematics, 564356, Medicine & Nursing, 564354, Physics, 564348, Research & Development, 564358, Veterinary Science, 125359031, General AAS, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 400530011, English, 400529011, Language (feature_browse-bin), 365481011, Refinements, 266239, Books, 492564011, Paperback, 492562011, Format (binding_browse-bin), 365481011, Refinements, 266239, Books, 182018031, Regular Size, 182016031, Font Size (format_browse-bin), 365481011, Refinements, 266239, Books

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[SR: 1645850], Paperback, [EAN: 9780753813614], Phoenix, Phoenix, Book, [PU: Phoenix], Phoenix, Lawrence Whalley's The Ageing Brain is the seventh in Weidenfeld's excellent, if serendipitous, "Maps of the Mind" series, edited by Steven Rose. Whalley studies the molecular biology of the ageing brain and his book's core is an account of research into Alzheimer's disease. Whalley is upbeat: "There is a popular misconception that success in the fight against disease has simply replaced premature infant death or adult disease with untreatable disorders of late life", he observes. "The truth is quite different... A greater proportion of old people now enjoy better physical health than ever before." Hence his calling: "to help achieve for the brain what the final decades of the last century achieved for the body: fitter old brains for fitter old people". The outlook is good: new research shows that healthy brains develop as they age, optimising their structures to compensate for tissue loss. Yes, our brains do start shrinking--but this is not, after all, a sign of mental decline. Whalley's is not a winnable war. "To be old and sad seems a not unreasonable condition," he writes. What shows up in tests as impaired function is frequently only an old person's demoralisation in the face of loneliness and death. The simple fact of being old deals as cruel a blow to mental function as any biological change. The book concludes with a short description of computer-based palliatives to addled old age. Nostalgia machines, virtual reality: it's a horribly confused few pages--a little desperate, too, as Whalley rails against the dying of the light. --Simon Ings , 277912, Biological Sciences, 277972, Animal Sciences, 277913, Biochemistry, 922086, Biological Science, 922084, Biotechnology, 277921, Botany & Plant Sciences, 922194, Ecology, 922094, Education, 922170, Evolution, 277942, Genetics, 277958, Hydrobiology, 922082, Reference, 277948, Taxonomy & Systematics, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 922532, Medicine, 270792, Basic Science, 922534, Dentistry, 922610, Diseases & Disorders, 922810, Education, 922556, Hospital Administration & Management, 922558, Medical Ethics & Legal Issues, 922560, Medical Research & Equipment, 922572, Medical Sciences A-Z, 270781, Midwifery, 922778, Nursing, 922802, Optometry, 922804, Pharmacy, 922806, Physiotherapy, 922808, Reference, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 922868, Popular Science, 278399, Animals, 922934, Artificial Intelligence, 277894, Astronomy, 922204, Biodiversity, 922084, Biotechnology, 278080, Environment & Ecology, 922170, Evolution, 922938, Extinction, 277859, Food & Farming, 922940, Genetics, 278031, Geology, 922946, Human Biology, 922942, Maths, 270945, Pharmacology, 922952, Physics, 277921, Plants, 278099, Pollution, 278168, Robotics, 758860, Scientists & Engineers, 922418, Self-Sufficiency & Green Living, 277907, Time, 922956, Weather, 57, Science & Nature, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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The Ageing Brain (Maps of the Mind)

We joke about growing old. From the viewpoint of youth, old age holds few if any rewards - at best those of increased dignity and wisdom. But as Lawrence Whalley shows in this fascinating overview of the ageing brain, we now have cause to be optimistic about old age. In surveying the prospects of slowing or even preventing the worst effects of brain ageing, Whalley looks at the development of the brain and how this is influenced by environmental factors such as diet and stress; the biological and psychological mechanisms of brain injury and disease, and the range of possible treatments and preventatives; individual differences in brain ageing, and the relative roles of nature and nurture in determining our mental abilities.

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