New Look At Aging Brain Unveils Finely-Tuned Thinking Powers

DolceTracker| In her new book Secret Life Of The Grown-Up Brain, science writer Barbara Strauch argues that multiple studies of the aging brain indicate that properly cared for, our brains reach peak performance between 40-60.

Specifically the Seattle Longitudinal Study that has followed 6,000 people since 1956 found that people in their late 40s and 50s actually performed better on cognitive tests including vocabulary, spatial orientation skills, verbal memory and problem solving.

Older people are slower on how fast can you push a button tests — perhaps because they are processing how to get the right answer. Our top priority in keeping our brain young is exercise — fast walking or other strenuous exercise that infuses our brains with increased blood flow.  Read on at Daily Mail.