The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain

Science writer Barbara Strauch discusses how and why the brain's capacity reaches its peak in middle age.

Her book The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind explores the latest research from neuroscien­tists and psychologists that shows that the brain reorganizes, improves in important functions, and reaches its highest level of cognitive expertise in middle age. She also explains how to maintain optimal brain health and function.