The secret life of the grown-up brain : the surprising talents of the middle-aged mind / Barbara Strauch.
Author: Strauch, Barbara.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010.
ISBN: 9780670020713 :
Description: xxv, 229 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Middle-aged persons Mental health.
Contents: pt. 1. The powers that be. Am I losing my mind? -- The best brains of our lives -- A brighter place -- Experience, judgment, wisdom -- The middle in motion -- pt. 2. The inner workings. What changes with time -- Two brains are better than one -- Extra brainpower -- pt. 3. Healthier brains. Keep moving and keep your wits -- Food for thought -- The brain gym -- A new place for better, longer lives.
Summary: In her impeccably researched book, science writer Barbara Strauch explores the latest findings that demonstrate, through the use of technology such as brain scans, that the middle-aged brain is more flexible and more capable than previously thought. By detailing exactly the normal, healthy brain functions over time, Strauch also explains how its optimal processes can be maintained.