Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind

ISBN-10: 0143118870

ISBN-13: 9780143118879

Edition: N/A

Authors: Barbara Strauch

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A leading science writer examines how our brains improve in middle age. Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Barbara Strauch explores the latest findings that demonstrate how the middle-aged brain is more flexible and capable than previously thought. In fact, new research from neuroscientists and psychologists suggests that the brain reorganizes, improves in important functions, and even helps us adopt a more optimistic outlook in middle age. We recognize patterns faster, make better judgments, and find unique solutions to problems. Part scientific survey, part how-to guide, The Secret Life of the Grown- up Brainis a fascinating glimpse at our surprisingly talented middle-aged minds.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Introduction: The Changing Landscape of Middle Age
The Powers That Be
Am I Losing My Mind?: Sometimes, but the Gains Beat the Losses
The Best Brains of Our Lives: A Bit Slower, but So Much Better
A Brighter Place: I'm So Glad I'm Not Young Anymore
Experience. Judgment. Wisdom.: Do We Really Know What We're Talking About?
The Middle in Motion: The Midlife Crisis Conspiracy
The Inner Workings
What Changes with Time: Glitches the Brain Learns to Deal With
Two Brains Are Better Than One: Especially Inside One Head
Extra Brainpower: A Reservoir to Tap When Needed
Healthier Brains
Keep Moving and Keep Your Wits: Exercise Builds Brains
Food for Thought: And a Few Other Substances, as Well
The Brain Gym: Toning Up Your Circuits
Epilogue: A New Place for Better, Longer Lives
Acknowledgments
Sources
Index
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