The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain

The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind

by Barbara Strauch

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The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain
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The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind
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Barbara Strauch

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The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain
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The Surprising Talents of the Middle-aged Mind
Author
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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