John Ratey

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John J. Ratey, M.D., (born April 7, 1948) is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.[1]

He is the coauthor, with Edward Hallowell of the books Driven to Distraction, Answers to Distraction, and Delivered from Distraction.

He is also the author of Shadow Syndromes: The Mild Forms of Major Mental Disorders That Sabotage Us.[2]

In 2001 he published the book A User's Guide to the Brain, in which he describes the human brain as a flexible muscle, which works on a "use it or lose it" basis.

He is the author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (2008), which describes the positive benefits that exercise can have for learning and for people with anxiety, depression and ADHD.[3]

In 2014 he coauthored the book Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization with Richard Manning which discusses new evidence & case studies about the benefits of living according to the needs of our core DNA in the areas of: food, exercise, sleep, mindfulness, being outside, being with others, and our central nerve well-being.[4]

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  1. ^ Run (or walk). Harvard Gazette. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  2. ^ The message of the book: "Get familiar with your brain and deal with it. Use the good qualities and acknowledge your deficits. This is not playing the excuse card at all - it's a call to responsibility. And to awareness." A Conversation With John Ratey. Psychology Today. May 1, 1997
  3. ^ https://www.worldcat.org/title/spark-the-revolutionary-new-science-of-exercise-and-the-brain/oclc/1060738551&referer=brief_results
  4. ^ http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/860755401

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