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Monday, March 26 - Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
7:00 PM at Cody's Fourth Street in Berkeley

CATHRYN JAKOBSON RAMIN talks about CARVED IN SAND: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife. This lively investigation of mid-life memory erosion seamlessly weaves personal narrative and journalism, humor and empathy, everyday examples and scientific facts in a quest to find out what every boomer worries about: is it the fog of an aging brain or is something more serious going on? Anyone over the age of 40 is aware that memory loss can be unnerving, frustrating, and sometimes terrifying. In a dazzling book that nails these fears with compassion and courage, journalist Cathryn Ramin sets out to find out what memory loss is all about: scientifically, psychologically, and sociologically. Relentless in her search for answers to her own questions about her unreliable memory, she explores the factors that determine how well - or poorly - one's brain will age. She consults experts in the fields of sleep, stress, traumatic brain injury, hormones, genetics, and dementia, as well as specialist in nutrition, cognitive psychology, and the burgeoning field of drug-based cognitive enhancement. Her reporting of the stories of a wide array of midlife men and women will resonate, and readers will glean spectacular insight into how to elicit the very best performance from a middle-aged brain. Cathryn Ramin, a well-respected journalist for the past 25 years, has been published in the New York Times Magazine, O, New York Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times. 7:00 PM at Cody's Fourth Street, Berkeley

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