What do we really know about the human brain? In the 1970s and 1980s, when we gained our training, the honest answer was “very little.” There was a saying circulating back then: Studying the brain was like putting a stethoscope on the outside of the Astrodome to learn the rules of football.
Compared with the past, today science is amassing new facts and information about the brain with astonishing speed. We have entered a golden age of brain research. New breakthroughs emerge every month, but in the midst of such exciting advances, what about you, the individual, the person who depends upon the brain for everything? Is this a golden age for your brain?
My co-author, Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, and I say yes! We have written Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being to show you how you can use the gift nature has given you in a new way. It’s not the number of neurons or some magic inside your gray that makes life more vital, inspiring, and more successful. Genes play a part, but your genes, like the rest of your brain, are also dynamic. Every day, you act as leader, inventor, teacher and user of your brain all at once. You can transform your life by tapping into your brain’s incredible capacity to heal and change.
Once the mind unleashes its profound power, the result will be greater awareness, a healthier body, a happier disposition, and unlimited personal growth. New discoveries regarding the brain’s ability to regenerate and rewire itself will continue to offer hope and help to people who struggle with some of the most common health challenges of our time from memory loss, depression, anxiety to obesity and addiction. That rewiring is physical, but it happens in response to mental intentions.
The full impact of the information found in Super Brain will probably not be realized for decades. However, we ask you to join us in creating a new relationship with your brain, exploring its wondrous intricacy. The best user of the brain is also an inspiring leader. We hope Super Brain will bring you closer to fulfilling that role. Once you see your untapped potential, you will realize that you already own a super brain.