Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Elderly Brains

According to research conducted at Tübingen University in Germany, mental reactions by older people become slowed because their brains are full of information.
Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe.

Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested.

Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline.

“The human brain works slower in old age,” said Dr. Michael Ramscar, “but only because we have stored more information over time

“The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.”


Doom said...

Yeah, I read through that. I'm not sure I agree. I'm still thinking about it. That joke... never gets old?

Wireless.Phil said...

All the booze and prescription drugs rotted their brains away.

slwlion1 said...

Phil, I think you're wrong, Oh wait maybe you're correct.. Never mind !


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