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The secret life of the grown-up brain : the surprising talents of the middle-aged mind

Author: Barbara Strauch
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Draws on new research to examine the brain's peak capacity in middle age, explaining how a growth of white matter and brain connectors enables improved judgment, cognitive function, and problem solving.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Strauch
ISBN: 9780143118879 0143118870
OCLC Number: 644667195
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, 2010.
Description: xxv, 229 pages ; 20 cm
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.
Responsibility: Barbara Strauch.

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Draws on new research to examine the brain's peak capacity in middle age, explaining how a growth of white matter and brain connectors enables improved judgment, cognitive function, and problem solving.

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