The Aging Brain

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The Great Courses #ad - The science behind the aging brain tells a fascinating-and often counterintuitive-story. Mixing scientific research and practical applications, Professor Polk brings cutting-edge science to life. Taught by professor thad polk, a neuroscientist and award-winning professor at the University of Michigan, these twelve eye-opening lectures will give you new insights into what happens to the brain over time-as well as strategies to mitigate the effects of aging and enhance your quality of life into old age.

Growing older may be inevitable, but there is much you can do to fight senility. By studying communities where people tend to live exceptionally long lives, using brain scanning technologies such as fMRIs, and conducting longitudinal studies of the population, researchers have uncovered a wealth of information about staying healthy and keeping your mind sharp.

The Aging Brain #ad - He takes you down to the cellular and even molecular level of the brain to teach you what you can do to prolong your health and keep your mental edge. You can face the challenges of aging with comprehension and confidence, armed with knowledge to help you live a longer, healthier, and more enjoyable life.

Aging affects us all, but as you will learn in The Aging Brain, you have some control over how it affects you.

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Scientific Secrets to a Powerful Memory

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The Great Courses #ad - As long as thinking and insight are important in how we live our lives, memory will be critical as well. By linking your past and your future to each other, to perceive, to reason, memory gives you the power to plan, and to understand. In just six engaging and interactive lectures, you'll explore the real research not the fads on how memory functions - and then apply these findings to help you make better use of the memory abilities you have.

. Yet while all of us have an amazing capacity for memory, there are plenty of times when it seems to fail us. By tapping into a series of scientifically proven strategies, and by practicing them through dynamic exercises led by Professor Vishton, and techniques, tricks, you'll emerge from the end of this short course with the ability to process information more effectively and to increase your chance of remembering almost anything you want.

Scientific Secrets to a Powerful Memory #ad - Memory is, without a doubt, the most powerful and practical tool of everyday life. And the better your memory, the more information you'll have at your immediate disposal and the better your thinking will be. Why does this happen? and how can you fix it? This insight lies at the heart of this captivating course, Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory.

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International Economic Institutions: Globalism vs. Nationalism

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The Great Courses #ad - Nationalism uses these influential bodies as a lens to study today's globalized economy. Furthermore, such organizations have the failings common to all human institutions. Since the end of world war ii, groups such as the world Trade Organization, European Union, fight poverty, ensure financial stability, and G-20 have sprung up to promote trade, and perform other economic missions.

Included among these goals is an ultimate aim: preventing the kind of global economic instability that so often leads to war. Do they really work? are we better off without them? What is the best route to prosperity, and do they help smooth the way or obstruct it? International Economic Institutions: Globalism vs.

International Economic Institutions: Globalism vs. Nationalism #ad - In 24 half-hour lectures, award-winning teacher and economist Professor Ramon P. Degennaro of the university of tennessee, goals, Knoxville, conducts you through the dizzying array of international institutions, their backgrounds, and the important roles they play in the economic life of the entire world.

In a lively and fascinating presentation, he analyzes the organizations in depth to reveal their strengths and weakness. Among the topics covered are the origins of the great depression; the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference; the causes of the Great Recession of 2007-2008; and the background to the UK's "Brexit" vote in 2016 to leave the European Union.

But while such bodies are trying to knit the world together, the voices of nationalism are objecting that national sovereignty is being lost.

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Ancient Civilizations of North America

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The Great Courses #ad - In 24 exciting lectures, built about 3, you'll learn about the vibrant cities of Poverty Point, and Cahokia, the first city in North America, 500 years ago, the largest city of ancient North America. The peoples of ancient north america were exceptionally knowledgeable about their environment, but their intellectual and artistic curiosity went much beyond the immediate need for food and safety.

They developed thriving cities, extensive trade routes, canals to bring water to the desert, and earthworks we still marvel over today. Now-with the technological advances of modern archaeology and a new perspective on world history-we are finally able to piece together their compelling true stories. You'll explore the many ways in which the Chacoan environment provided cultural and religious focus for peoples of the southwest.

Ancient Civilizations of North America #ad - And you'll learn about the Iroquoian source of some of our most basic "American" values. For the past few hundred years, most of what we've been taught about the native cultures of North America came from reports authored by the conquerors and colonizers who destroyed them. In ancient civilizations of north america, or even on top of it, director of the Maya Exploration Center, Professor Edwin Barnhart, will open your eyes to a fascinating world you never knew existed-even though you've been living right next to it, for as long as you've been on the continent.

Beginning thousands of years ago, construction and soil engineers, astronomers, and without benefit of written language, urban planners, native peoples became mathematicians, and more.

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A History of Eastern Europe

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The Great Courses (Teaching Company) #ad - A history of eastern europe offers a sweeping 1, 000-year tour with a particular focus on the region's modern history. Eastern europe has long been thought of as the "Other Europe", an astonishing variety of ethnic diversity, shifting national borders, a region rife with political upheaval, and relative isolation from the centers of power in the West.

Meet brilliant poets, writers, artists, and other cultural figures who made an impact on Eastern European history. This region has made itself felt across the globe through:the political and cultural reverberations of peace movements and armed conflictsThe crises of huge population migrations and the new expressions of cultural and economic exchange they sparkThe successes and struggles of NATO and the European UnionAnd moreExplore the grand sweep of this epic history, from a series of early invasions to the rise of empires to the collapse of communism and into the new challenges of the 21st century.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In 24 insightful lectures, you'll observe waves of migration and invasion, watch empires rise and fall, witness wars and their deadly consequences - and come away with comprehensive knowledge of one of the world's most fascinating places.

A History of Eastern Europe #ad - In examining this region's remarkable diversity and contested borders, you'll better understand the ever-present tension between the connections between East and West and the areas of marked contrast. It has also been, and continues to be, pivotal in the course of world events. And yet, throughout the 20th century and into current times, the connectedness of Eastern Europe to the rest of the world continues to be demonstrated beyond question.

These disparities were clear as the world globalized and the US and Soviet superpowers jockeyed for spheres of influence - epitomized by the imposition of the Iron Curtain across Europe and the rise of the Berlin Wall.

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Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You

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#ad - Taught by Professor Peter M. Fortunately, professor Vishton offers the latest in scientific research to outsmart the subconscious. What if you aren't as in control of your actions as you think you are? what if your subconscious is driving your decisions without your approval? Is there a way to "hack" your brain to perform better, live healthier, and break your bad habits? The brain is an amazing instrument, and neuroscientists today have more information than ever about how it works-as well as strategies for helping us live better every day.

Come down with a case of the blues? Try eating some fermented foods such as yogurt or sourdough bread. Feeling the urge to procrastinate? Do nothing for 20 minutes and you'll feel ready to get to work. Want to strengthen your athletic performance? The imagination and mental "practice" can be just as beneficial as putting on your sweats and heading to the gym.

Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You #ad - Whether we're distracted by too many tasks, being influenced by crafty marketers, or simply living in a rut of bad habits, our conscious brains aren't always guiding us toward the best actions. Outsmart yourself: brain-based strategies to a Better You will give you insights into how your mind works and the tools you need to make lasting change.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The surprising thing is just how counterintuitive some of these strategies can be. Vishton, these 24 exciting lectures give you a wealth of practical strategies to strengthen your creativity, improve your problem-solving, enhance your health, Associate Professor of Psychology at William & Mary, and generally improve your well-being.

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Anthropology and the Study of Humanity

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The Great Courses #ad - As he wends his way across time and around the world, he also introduces the field's four major academic sub-disciplines: biological, archaeological, linguistic, and cultural anthropology. To anchor this course, starting at the very root of our family tree, Professor Lacy gives you a historical overview of Homo sapiens, when proto-humans split away from other primates in the animal kingdom.

. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Taught by acclaimed professor and field researcher Scott M. Professor lacy gives you an elegant blend of theory and application to help you understand this extraordinarily interdisciplinary field as a whole. You will examine how humans evolved and built civilizations, review humanity's changing attitudes about our relationship to the cosmos, and consider the many ways we express ourselves.

Anthropology and the Study of Humanity #ad - Lacy of fairfield university, these 24 wide-ranging lectures are the ideal guide through the world of anthropology, or the study of humanity across time and space. In the end, what you'll discover is that while our species is rich with diversity, we are all one human race. What does it mean to be human? where did we come from? and what unites us in our diversity today? Anthropology and the Study of Humanity is your chance to tackle these big questions as you survey one of the world's most engaging - and human - sciences.

With a passionate and knowledgeable professor as your guide, you will gain a broad understanding of academic anthropology, as well as a deeper appreciation for humanity as a whole.

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Optimizing Brain Fitness

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The Great Courses #ad - You focus mainly on three of the most vital functions: attention, general memory, and working memory. Insightful, instructive, and undeniably fun, Optimizing Brain Fitness is an invaluable part of your personal tool kit for lasting health and wellness. Brain plasticity is one of the most revolutionary discoveries in modern neuroscience.

This course is the perfect way to maintain or improve the health of the most important organ in your body. Discover the secrets to enhancing your quality of your life with this engaging 12-lesson course that shows you how to build the brain you want to live with for the rest of your life. Each lesson is packed with vital information and research-based exercises, practice problems, challenges, and tests that will enhance and improve your brain's essential functions.

Optimizing Brain Fitness #ad - . You can improve your memory, sensory acuity, creativity, and fine motor skills, focus, attention, learning ability, no matter your age. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Scientists used to believe that our brains stopped growing when we reached adulthood, but the truth is that our life experiences continually shape and mold our brains in fascinating ways.

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Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe

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#ad - Are other organic lifeforms out there? Radio astronomers don't know. For a few hundred thousand years, we used our eyes as our primary astronomical tool. You'll learn how astronomers used radio energy, to discover jupiter's radiation belts, giant molecular clouds, some emitted from hydrogen and other atoms, dark matter, neutron stars, pulsars, Sagittarius A and the black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and complex organic molecules in interstellar space.

That includes the technique of very long Baseline Interferometry, with multiple telescopes located thousands of miles apart, all functioning together as one single radio telescope the size of the Earth. Lockman, Ph. D. Of the green Bank Observatory as your guide. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe #ad - But they're certainly working on it. We have always labeled these molecules "organic" because life on Earth is carbon based. Radio astronomy: observing the Invisible Universe takes you on a thrilling journey through astounding discoveries with Felix J. Learn about the principles of radio telescopes - collecting, focusing, amplifying, and analyzing radio waves - and take a virtual tour of the world's most enormous radio telescopes.

Now we know the chemistry of the entire Milky Way is organic, like that of our home planet, and it is likely that any extraterrestrial life would be related to us on the molecular level.

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Archaeology: An Introduction to the World's Greatest Sites

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The Great Courses #ad - Despite the fascinating and often romantic appeal of archaeology, many of us have little idea of what the field actually involves. Cline, answers these questions and more in rich and provocative detail. Archaeology brings us face-to-face with our distant ancestors, with treasures of the past, and with life as it was lived in long-ago civilizations.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The work of archaeologists has commanded worldwide attention and captivated the human imagination since the earliest days of exploration, the lost kingdoms of the Maya, with groundbreaking discoveries such as the treasures of ancient Egypt, and the fabled city of Troy.

These 24 thrilling lectures, produced in partnership with national Geographic, science, introduces you to over 20 of the most significant and enthralling archaeological sites on the planet, providing both in-depth looks at the sites themselves and an insider's view of the history, and technology of archaeology.

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The Mayo Clinic Diet: The Healthy Approach to Weight Loss

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#ad - You'll learn about setting your caloric goals, developing a physical activity plan, food prep short-cuts, and tracking your progress. But mayo clinic will take you a step further as you learn how your thoughts and emotions also affect your weight loss. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses".

You don't have to follow it to perfection, but by applying the principles of The Mayo Clinic Diet to your life, you will find yourself on a path to better health and greater happiness. As she demonstrates everything from slicing and dicing to searing, and roasting, her easygoing, grilling, down-to-earth manner will help build your own meal-prep confidence and excitement.

In the mayo clinic diet: the Healthy Approach to Weight Loss, Donald D. Hensrud, M. D. M. P. H. Shares practical tips in a two-part strategy: an initial two-week plan designed to jump-start your weight loss in a safe and healthy way, and a lifelong approach to help you meet and maintain your goal weight, called Lose It!, called Live It!.

The Mayo Clinic Diet: The Healthy Approach to Weight Loss #ad - The diet comes alive during numerous real-time demonstrations with the help of Mayo Clinic's Chef Jen Welper, who offers an additional perspective focused on food preparation and cooking. After years of research and clinical study, Mayo Clinic has developed a weight-loss plan that gives everyone the very best chance for success.

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