“How to Train the Aging Brain,” A fascinating article in The New York Times, deconstructs the myth that old brains can no longer grow and learn.
Researchers note, “The brain, as it traverses middle age, gets better at recognizing the central idea, the big picture. If kept in good shape, the brain can continue to build pathways that help its owner recognize patterns and, as a consequence, see significance and even solutions much faster than a young person can.”
Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s super sleuth, had it right when he said,”It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely.”
Positive news indeed for “gray matter,” and yet another arrow in our quiver to help pierce that daunting age-bias barrier.