Author(s): Dan Hurley
Can you make yourself smarter? Scientists have always believed that the one thing that couldn't improve was intelligence. But now science journalist Dan Hurley investigates the new field of 'intelligence training', showing that intelligence can be flexible and trainable. With vivid stories of lives transformed, insight into the latest groundbreaking scientific discoveries and narrating his experiences as a human guinea pig, Hurley delivers practical findings for people of every age and ability.
A rare thing: enjoyable reading that can also improve your life -- Gretch Reynolds, author of 'The First 20 Minutes' This may be the most important revolution of our time! -- Carol Dweck, author of 'Mindset: The New Psychology of Success' Smarter is an essential read. It's a riveting look at the birth of a new science as well as a user's manual for anyone who wants to be better at solving problems, learning new things, and coming up with creative ideas. -- Daniel H. Pink, author of 'Drive' and 'A Whole New Mind'
Dan Hurley is an award-winning science journalist whose 2012 feature in The New York Times Magazine, "Can You Make Yourself Smarter?", was among the magazine's top-10 most-emailed articles of the year. Dan has also written on the subject of increasing intelligence for the Washington Post and Neurology Today. Over the past 20 years he has written hundreds of science articles for publications ranging from Wired and Men's Health to Psychology Today. Smarter is his fourth book. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children, where he has a secret identity as the 60-Second Novelist, writing people's life stories in under a minute.