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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33 Courses and Sets

  1. Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Richard Restak
    3.9 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    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)  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
  3. (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
  4. (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...
  5. (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...
  6. (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...
  7. (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
  8. (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
  9. (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...
  10. (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
  11. (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
  12. (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...
  13. (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
  14. (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
  15. (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
  16. (Set) Special Offer: Buy all 8  Set

    (Set) Special Offer: Buy all 8

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,359.60 Starting at $1,359.60 $1,599.60 $1,359.60$1,599.60
    Discover grand insights into a range of fascinating subjects with this dynamic eight-course set: Secrets of Mental Math, History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon, Optimizing Brain Fitness, Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History, Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe, Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre, Origins of Great Ancient...
  17. (Set) How We Learn & Optimizing Brain Fitness  Set

    (Set) How We Learn & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    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...
  18. (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...
  19. (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...
  20. (Set)  Physiology and Fitness & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Physiology and Fitness & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90