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

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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 Brain is a fascinating glimpse at our surprisingly talented middle-aged minds.

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Barbara Strauch is the medical science editor at The New York Times and the author of The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids. She previously directed Pulitzer Prize-winning news at Newsday.

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ISBN:
9780143118879
Author:
Strauch, Barbara
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Human Physiology
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.9 x 5.12 x 0.7 in 0.41 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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