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Professor Richard Restak, M.D.

Professor Richard Restak
  • The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
We create new patterns of brain organization based on what we see, what we do, what we imagine, and what we learn. Learning something new establishes pathways consisting of millions of brain cells.
Dr. Richard Restak is Clinical Professor of Neurology at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He earned his M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed his postgraduate training and residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital, and The George Washington University Hospital. Professor Restak also maintains an active private practice in neurology and neuropsychiatry in Washington, DC. Professor Restak's awards include the Chicago Neurosurgical Center's Decade of the Brain Award and Georgetown University Medical School's Linacre Medal for Humanity and Medicine. A former president of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Professor Restak is the prolific author of 20 books on the human brain-4 of which were chosen as Main Selections of the Book of the Month Club-as well as numerous articles in national newspapers, including The New York Times and USA Today. Professor Restak has delivered lectures on neurology to prestigious institutions and associations around the world, including NASA, the National Security Agency, the CIA, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Brookings Institute.
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"Dr. Restak is a fine speaker, with a soothing manner and voice. He is obviously someone who knows his field backwards and forwards, and is able to explain it to us very well."

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34 Courses and Sets

  1. Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Richard Restak
    Starting at $169.95 Starting at $169.95 $199.95 $169.95$199.95
    Discover the secrets to increasing your brain's power to meet everyday challenges and enhance your life with Optimizing Brain Fitness. This engaging 12-lecture course shows you how to take advantage of the basic principles of brain operation and build the brain you want to live with for the rest of your life. Delivered by Dr. Richard Restak, an award-winning teacher and practicing neurologist, these lectures are...
  2. (Set)  Thinking like an Economist & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Thinking like an Economist & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
  3. (Set)  The Secret Life of the Senses & Optimizing Brain Fitnes Set

    (Set) The Secret Life of the Senses & Optimizing Brain Fitnes

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  4. (Set) A History of Hitler's Empire & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) A History of Hitler's Empire & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
  5. (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond  Set

    (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Discover a wealth of vital skills that will help you in almost every aspect of your professional and personal life. With Optimizing Brain Fitness, learn how to take advantage of the fundamental principles of brain operation and build the brain you want to live with for the rest of your life. And with The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond, gain practical tips, tools, and...
  6. (Set)  Joy of Math & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Joy of Math & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  7. (Set)  Strategic Thinking Skills & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Strategic Thinking Skills & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  8. (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Nutrition Made Clear  Set

    (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Nutrition Made Clear

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    Strengthen the quality of your everyday life with this practical two-course set delivered by a pair of medical experts and dynamic professors. In Optimizing Brain Fitness, learn how to take advantage of basic principles of brain operation and build the brain you want to live with for the rest of your life. Then, in Nutrition Made Clear, discover the secrets of good nutrition and ways to apply it to your own unique...
  9. (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!! Set

    (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!!

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $799.80 Starting at $799.80 $799.80 $799.80$799.80
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Optimizing Brain Fitness; Black Holes Explained; Museum Masterpieces: The Lourve; and The Origins of Ancient Civilization in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to sample some of the fascinating subjects, engaging professors, and profound insights you can...
  10. (Set)  Science of Natural Healing & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Science of Natural Healing & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  11. (Set)  Understanding Investments & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Understanding Investments & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  12. (Set) How We Learn & Optimizing Brain Fitness  Set on sale

    (Set) How We Learn & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $357.00 Starting at $84.90 $97.90 $84.90$97.90
    How do we learn, and how do we continue learning in a healthful way to maximize our potential? Enhance your life and discover some secrets to unlocking your brain's power with this two-course set. First, explore the fundamentals and nuances about How We Learn. Then, learn how to take advantage of basic principles of brain operation and build the brain you want to live with for the rest of your life with Optimizing...
  13. (Set)  SuperStar Student & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) SuperStar Student & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $349.90 Starting at $349.90 $399.90 $349.90$399.90
  14. (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Stress and Your Body  Set

    (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Stress and Your Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Gain a greater understanding of the human brain and ways you can use it to improve your mental health with this two-course set. In Optimizing Brain Fitness, learn how to take advantage of the fundamental principles of brain operation and build the brain you want to live with for the rest of your life. Then, in Stress and Your Body, explore the nuts and bolts of the stress-response system and its effects on your...
  15. (Set)  Mysteries of Human Behavior & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Mysteries of Human Behavior & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  16. (Set)  Introduction to Anatomy & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Introduction to Anatomy & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $609.90 Starting at $609.90 $719.90 $609.90$719.90
  17. (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Secrets of Mental Math  Set

    (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Secrets of Mental Math

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
    Tap into your hidden mental potential with this engaging two-course set filled with insights and exercises designed to strengthen and enhance the power of your brain. First, discover the secrets to increasing your brain's ability to meet everyday challenges with Optimizing Brain Fitness. Then, gain all the essential skills, tips, and tricks you need to solve a range of mathematical problems right inside your head...
  18. (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!! Set

    (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!!

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $679.80 Starting at $679.80 $799.80 $679.80$799.80
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Optimizing Brain Fitness; Experiencing Hubble; The Secrets of Mental Math; and The Origins of Ancient Civilization in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to sample some of the fascinating subjects, engaging professors, and profound insights you can find...
  19. (Set)  Art of Public Speaking & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Art of Public Speaking & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
  20. (Set)  Great Tours: Greece and Turkey & Optimizing Brain Fitne Set

    (Set) Great Tours: Greece and Turkey & Optimizing Brain Fitne

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  21. (Set) Memory and the Human Lifespan & Optimizing Brain Fitness  Set

    (Set) Memory and the Human Lifespan & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  22. (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Understanding the Brain  Set

    (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Understanding the Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    Tap into your hidden mental potential with this two-course set that takes you deep inside the mysteries and marvels of your brain. First, discover the secrets to increasing your brain's power to meet everyday challenges and enhance your life with Optimizing Brain Fitness. Next, explore—in vivid detail—how the brain accomplishes a host of tasks, from seeing and sleeping to performing music and...
  23. (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness, Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, History of the Bible, & Experiencing Hubble  Set

    (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness, Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, History of the Bible, & Experiencing Hubble

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $679.80 Starting at $679.80 $799.80 $679.80$799.80
    Discover grand insights into a range of fascinating subjects with this dynamic four-course set. In The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon, get compelling answers to provocative questions about the development of the New Testament. In Optimizing Brain Fitness, delve into the fundamental concepts and practical applications of your brain and how it works. Investigate black holes, the...
  24. (Set)  Experiencing Hubble & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Experiencing Hubble & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $339.90 Starting at $339.90 $399.90 $339.90$399.90
  25. (Set)  Practicing Mindfulness & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Practicing Mindfulness & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  26. (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age  Set

    (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    Strengthen and enhance the quality of your life with this engaging two-course set on daily health and well-being, delivered by a pair of masterful teachers and medical experts. First, discover the secrets to increasing and expanding your brain's power to meet everyday challenges with Optimizing Brain Fitness. Then, get an essential reference guide to healthy living—packed with sound information and...
  27. (Set) Improving Your Brain  Set

    (Set) Improving Your Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $874.80 Starting at $874.80 $1,029.80 $874.80$1,029.80
  28. (Set)  Analysis and Critique & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Analysis and Critique & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  29. (Set) Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills & Optimizing Brain Fitness  Set

    (Set) Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Strengthen and enhance the power of your brain to succeed in everyday life with this engaging and accessible two-course set. In Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills, gain concrete lessons for thinking more critically, more intelligently, and more successfully than ever before. And in Optimizing Brain Fitness, discover vital information and research-based exercises you can perform every...
  30. (Set) Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory  & Optimizing Brain Fitness  Set

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $264.90 Starting at $264.90 $299.90 $264.90$299.90
    Tap into your hidden mental potential with this immensely practical two-course set. First, in Optimizing Brain Fitness, a practicing neurologist teaches you how to increase your brain's power to meet everyday challenges and enhance your life. Next, in Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory, you'll explore the most up-to-date research on how memory functions and apply these findings to help you strengthen the...