How To Be Smarter: Brain Training To Learn New Things by James BlairThere was a popular television show called ‘Get Smart’ years ago~ Well, this book has proved to be my ‘Get Smart’ plan to action!
As most a reader and writer of Fiction I rarely read other genres but having been gifted How to Be Smarter by James Blair was a real eye opener! I have to say this book is a gold mine for all ages! As I now am in my so called ’Golden Years’ this couldn’t have come at a better time. Included in here was the scientific research, steps and strategies with real sites and tools to use to build and utilize your brain power. The book also talked about the exercise and nutrition component which was very important for me. It is like an all inclusive self help for better thinking! This is a must read for anyone who wants to reinvent themself to be the best they can be.
Six Must-Read Books that Will Make You Much, Much Smarter
The idea that reading makes you smarter has been proven by numerous research studies, including those that have identified improvements in crystallized, fluid and emotional intelligence in those subjects who read regularly. These types of intelligence include vocabulary, understanding of numerous subjects and issues, and the ability to detect emotions and feelings in others for better communications and relationships. You want to be quick on your feet, but you also do not want to rush into a decision that needs more thinking time, so Dan Kahneman offers both the Fast System and Slow System to help you know when and how to use each speed of thinking. This book shares information across many areas of science related to the universe and how we got to the point in human history where we are now. Along the way, Bill Bryson adds some pretty heavy information on physics, biology, chemistry and more. Having the ability to discuss how and why we might be here as well as our purpose might impress a few people during a conversation or two.
7. Cosmos by Carl Sagan
Research shows that improving our intelligence is possible at any age. The things we do and our outlook in life, such as possessing a growth mindset , can contribute greatly to improving our cognitive abilities.
In this article you will find a list of books to help you stimulate and exercise all three. Fluid intelligence is the ability to think abstractly, to establish relationships between separate concepts, to reason and learn new things. Crystallized intelligence involves the compilation of knowledge acquired throughout your life, and the ability to solve problems based on such knowledge. How do they differ? Is one of them better?
The books below can help make you smarter in each area of intelligence. Add to Bag. Frames of Mind , by Howard Gardner You might as well start at the source. Farenga, Salvatore G. Garofalo No book offers a more comprehensive outline of what, exactly, spatial intelligence is, and why you should be more aware of it. After explaining the natural tendency for all people to interrogate the world through spatial relationships and knowledge, it offers real-world parallels linking spatial skills to professional skills, and demonstrates how developing them can make you more effective and successful.