August 30, 2012
Reinvention is not a fleeting part of youth! According to former CNN correspondent and Fortune 100 leadership consultant, Mark Walton, our brains are wired for constant reinvention. And neuroscience research suggests that seniors can often learn new skills better than the younger generations, which may be a great comfort to those who find themselves jobless in midlife or not enjoying retirement as much as they thought they would.
In his new book, “Boundless Potential: Transform Your Brain, Unleash Your Talents, Reinvent Your Work in Midlife and Beyond,” Walton seeks to put to rest the myth that the mature brain is inferior. He concludes that although the mature brain may lose some speed and accuracy with age, when adequately challenged, seniors can tap into extraordinary creative and intellectual powers.
Find out more about reinventing the older brain in this article.