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🚀 The Book in 3 Sentences
☘️ How the Book Changed Me
✍️ Top Quotes From the Book
- In order to best take care of your body, you have to first take care of your mind.
- As you read this book, always remember this: Cognitive decline is not inevitable.
- Stop multitasking. Don’t spend mornings reading emails. Socialize more. Pick up the one specific activity that has long been scientifically proven to directly improve brain health.
- No matter how sophisticated artificial intelligence becomes, there will always be some things the human brain can do that no computer can.
- But it is important to know that memory is fundamentally a learning process—the result of constantly interpreting and analyzing incoming information.
- Construction of a memory is about reassembling different memory “snapshots” or impressions from a lattice-like pattern of cells found throughout the brain.
- In other words, your memory is not a single system—it’s comprised of a network of systems, each playing a unique role in creating, storing, and recalling.
- When you recall a memory, it is like assembling a giant jigsaw puzzle from a few small pieces to get it started.
- It’s a beautiful paradox: In order to remember, we have to forget to some degree.
- In fact, observation is essential to original awareness, and it’s not the same as just “seeing.”
- By focusing on brain growth and repair rather than telling people they have a fatal condition, he hopes more people will be inspired by the possibility of building bigger, better brains today.
- When you put your brain first, everything else health-wise falls into place. The brain is ground zero.
- Never say “never.” Even people diagnosed with cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease included, can continue to learn new things.