Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Crisis - What Crisis?
Recent discoveries at George Washington University Medical Center show that the aging brain is more flexible and adaptable than we previously thought. Studies suggest that the brain's left and right hemispheres become better integrated during middle age, making way for greater creativity. As our aging brains grow wiser and more flexible, they also tend toward greater equanimity. And a great deal of scientific work has confirmed the "use it or lose it" adage, showing that the aging brain grows stronger from use and challenge. In short, midlife is a time of new possibility. But that doesn't mean we can sit back and expect good things to happen: several types of activity can, if practiced regularly, help boost the power, clarity and subtlety of the aging brain.
Frak me - roll on midlife Crisis!