Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Talents of a Middle-Aged Brain

"So what kinds of things does a middle-aged brain do better than a younger brain?
Answer:

Inductive reasoning and problem solving — the logical use of your brain and actually getting to solutions. We get the gist of an argument better. We’re better at sizing up a situation and reaching a creative solution. They found social expertise peaks in middle age. That’s basically sorting out the world: are you a good guy or a bad guy? Harvard has studied how people make financial judgments. It peaks, and we get the best at it in middle age."
The Talents of a Middle-Aged Brain - Well Blog - NYTimes.com

It gives us all a lot of hope.  I find more real confidence in my judgment.  Some things I find that I have been a lot slower at.  I wonder what will happen after the Interactive Metronome (IM) finishes.  IM will improve my processing speed.  So we shall see.


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