If you drafted a list of New Year’s resolutions, and then forgot where you put it, don’t be alarmed. It may very well be that you’re not having a senior moment … your brain just may have been busy with something else it had to do instead of remembering where you left your list. In fact, in some scenarios our brains actually become more efficient as we age. That is one of the very reassuring findings in a new book, “The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain: The Surprising Talents of the Middle-Aged Mind.”
Author Barbara Strauch is the health and medical science editor at The New York Times. We invited her to come to our studio to share her findings with those of us born before LBJ took office.