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Scientists have discovered that brains can flourish in middle age. Middle-aged brains actually improve some areas as time passes.  Older brains see connections, and can size up a situation much faster. Older brains get to the gist of arguments faster, and with greater wisdom.
Dementia is not inevitable. If we stay healthy, we can actually improve our brains.
An older brain can solve problems much better than a younger brain, and is more shrewd.

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Brains Actually Inprove With Age & Are More Shrewd


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4/21/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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Science writer Barbara Strauch writes that brains can actually improve with age. In The Secret Life of The Grown-up Brain, Strauch discusses studies that show the brain does not decline, but actually improves as time passes.  Thus, an older brain sees full picture because it sees connections a younger brain does not. As we age, we can get to the gist of arguments faster and with greater wisdom becuase we can size up a situation much faster.  Basically, an older brain is wiser than a younger brain.
For a National Public Radio interview of Barbara Strauch about her book, go here. You can read the story or listen to it on line. For an extended interview of Ms. Strauch on the NPR program "Fresh Air from WHYY," scroll down the page to read "The Surprising Strengths of the Middle-Aged Brain." Or you can listen to the story on line.
For a related NPR story about middle-age brains go to
The Aging Brain is Less Quick, But More Shrewd.Happy Face Icon
As a somewhat older attorney, these findlings are good news ... for they suggest that the brain of a younger attorney might not be able to see the whole picture, solve legal problems as quickly, or have as much wisdom, or be as shrewd as the brain of a somewhat older attorney.
To read my full article about older brains vs. younger brains, go to: http://www.habigerelderlaw.com/library/older-brains-vs-younger-brains.cfm.



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