The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain

The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind

By Barbara Strauch
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410429957, 347pp.)

Publication Date: September 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover

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NPR
Friday, Jun 11, 2010

In The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind, New York Times health and medical science editor Barbara Strauch writes about ways the brain actually improves with age, and discusses what recent studies say about keeping the brain in tip-top shape. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010

Science writer Barbara Strauch set out to explain why our brains falter in middle age, and wound up writing a book about how they can flourish. Scientists tell us that as we careen through middle age, our brains do slow down. We have trouble retrieving names, or we get easily distracted. But the news is nowhere as bad as we might think. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010

In middle age, most of us get forgetful and easily distracted. But new research finds that our minds improve in some ways as we age: We're better at seeing the big picture and comprehending complexity. Writer Barbara Strauch details how the middle-aged brain grows and changes in The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain. More at NPR.org

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