The good news is that middle-aged forgetfulness is normal and we can actually improve our brains, says New York Times health and medical science editor Barbara Strauch in her new book, The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain. She spoke to Terry Gross about the book on NPR’s Fresh Air last night (listen here).

For those of you wondering what the definition of “middle age” is, Strauch considers it 40 to 68.

The book rose to #11 on Amazon sales rankings. Strauch’s 2003 book on the teenage brain also rose, to #338.

The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind
Barbara Strauch
Retail Price: $26.95
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult – (2010-04-15)
ISBN / EAN: 0670020710 / 9780670020713


The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids
Barbara Strauch
Retail Price: $14.95
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor – (2004-09-14)
ISBN / EAN: 0385721609 / 9780385721608

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