Campus Authors: Mark A. McDaniel

(Yale University Press, 2004)

A book co-authored by a University memory researcher is one-stop shopping for all the questions we have about memory, and how serious our lapses might be as we grow older.

Mark A. McDaniel, Ph.D., professor of psychology in Arts & Sciences, said his book Memory Fitness: A Guide for Successful Aging relies on many rigorous academic studies but is written for the layperson.

“Our mission is to give the general public a good idea of what they can reasonably expect from their memory capabilities as they age,” said McDaniel about the book he co-authored with Gilles O. Einstein, professor and chair of the psychology department at Furman University. “It also outlines some reasonable expectations about things people can do to perhaps increase their memory performances.

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