Can you make yourself, your kids, and your parents smarter?
Expanding upon one of the most-read New York Times Magazine features of 2012, Smarter penetrates the hot new field of intelligence research to reveal what researchers call a revolution in human intellectual abilities. Shattering decades of dogma, scientists began publishing studies in 2008 showing that "fluid intelligence" - the ability to learn, solve novel problems, and get to the heart of things - can be increased through training. But is it all just hype?
With vivid stories of lives transformed, science journalist Dan Hurley delivers practical findings for people of every age and ability. Along the way, he narrates with acid-tongued wit his experiences as a human guinea pig, road-testing commercial brain-training programs, learning to play the Renaissance lute, getting physically fit, even undergoing transcranial direct-current stimulation.
Smarter speaks to the audience that made best-sellers out of Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain, and Moonwalking with Einstein.
©2013 Dan Hurley (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
"Hurley captures the history and mystery of intelligence, but, most of all, the exciting new science of intellectual growth. This may be the most important revolution of our time!" (Carol Dweck, Author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success)
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I enjoyed Smarter-- I view it as the author's quest for choosing the right formula on how to increase his fluid intelligence. He meets a lot of great scientists, many who say that intelligence is immutable; others who insist that it is changeable and can be increased, reads lots of scientific papers, ponders, doubts,and then prepares his own regimen, mixing ingredients that he believes will augment his brain power.
Well, could he do it?
Read it and find out.
At least he "FEELS SMARTER"!-- good ending.
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The narrator's performance seems to reinforce the negative stereotypes about high IQ, in contrast to the author's message. I'm interested in seeing if the material seems less dry on the page.
It sounds like a high school student reading dry material with little enthusiasm.
sadness. This was the only unengaging audiobook I've listened to so far.
Some books are meant to entertain, others to inform. This informs, glad I 'listened. I may be a bit smarter from doing so. Or not, pending further research...
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