I am fascinated with this report on the brains of middle-aged people. It confirms what I’ve always thought: that the stuff we’ve been fed about how we can never again learn as well as we did when we were kids is not as well-supported by science as we were led to believe. In fact, in many ways we middle-aged folks (I’m now 46, and middle age is defined as 40-65) are thinking, and learning, better than we ever have.
That’s a relief, since I for one intend never to stop learning until I fade away (as old professors do).
That’s also a relief for this second year seminarian who is about to turn 39!