Modern medicine has given the average person an increased lifespan but not necessarily an increased health span. Most of us want both. We’d like to live longer than the norm of even a couple of decades ago, but we want to do so with good health, and that is particularly true for our brain when it comes to brain health. HealthCentral’s interest was piqued by a new book that is focused on keeping our brains healthy, Brain Rules for Aging Well, written by Dr. John J. Medina, a developmental molecular biologist who has had a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. Brain Rules is a wonderfully readable roadmap that is backed by scientific evidence artfully combined with very human stories. Dr. Medina is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine.