Proof of Wisdom

from Busts: All Things Are Always Changing

The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain by New York Times science editor Barbara Strauch overviews the latest findings of high-tech brain scans and psychological testing that demonstrate cognitive expertise reaching its peak in middle age. Although distractions and oversights may more easily prey on the mind, the continued growth of myelin (or white matter) increases problem-solving skills, pattern recognition, and even wisdom....we suspected as much.

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