Monday, July 12, 2010

THE MATURED MIND

It is certainly very comforting to read the following findings from the book, 'The Matured Mind: The Positive Power of the Aging Brain', by Dr Gene Cohen, founder of the National Institute on Aging & Director of the Centre of Aging @ George Washington University:

- the years after 65 are everything but retiring, & that creativity, intellectual growth & more satisfying relationships can blossom at any age;

- growing new brain cells is a lifelong phenomenon;

- the brain & mental capacity continue to grow throughout life;

- the brain is continually resculpting itself in respond to new experience & learning;

- the brain's emotional circuitry matures & becomes more balanced with age;

- the brain's two hemispheres are used more equally by older adults;

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