Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cognitive decline some is behavioural

An academic paper just published has come to a fascinating conclusion.

Older adults don’t necessarily have slower brain processing than younger it is that older people don’t want to make any errors at all, and that causes them to slow down.

The researchers found that it was difficult to get them out of the habit, but not impossible.

From a personal and professional point of view it is nice to know that, according to the researcher: “The older view was that all cognitive processes decline at the same rate as people age but we’re finding that there isn’t such a uniform decline. There are some things that older people do nearly as well as young people.” Dick Stroud

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