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Fun, quick, and motivating,
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This review is from: Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power (Hardcover)
Excellent first person science journalism. Hurley takes on the topic of whether we can make ourselves smarter. He looks at average people, older people, people with medical issues or traumatic injuries, and delves into what the evidence is for and against interventions. He reads and summarizes the studies, and he meets and talks to the scientists. And he tries out some of the interventions on himself.
It's well written, easy to get through, but well documented. I highly recommend it. And, spoiler alert, it's making me re-prioritize my time and start up some brain training exercises again.