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Improving brain power with Dan Hurley

January 22, 2014

Guest: Dan Hurley

Can you easily recall where you put your keys? How strong is your concentration in learning something new? And is solving novel problems a challenge? If you could improve your brain power would you do it? There is a growing body of research proving one can improve one’s memory through training. Our guest, science journalist DAN HURLEY, interviewed over 200 researchers and scientists from inside and outside the United States to find evidence of memory improvement, and also encountered many critics. To satisfy his clinical research he put himself into the brain-training mix as he joined an intense exercise class, learned to play a lute, and underwent transcranial direct-current stimulation. Hurley comes in to discuss if his brain power improved and if the IQ we’re born with is forever. His new book is “Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power.”

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