Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds

The study, which looked at almost 50,000 people, raises the prospect that people in their 40s and 50s do a better job of translating emotional signals from other people, while seniors have more overall knowledge. Young adults, meanwhile, think faster and have more short-term memory.

Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds.

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4 thoughts on “Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds

    • Thanks for the comment! It’s true that younger people take more risks and make more mistakes, but there is value in making mistakes that feed into the wisdom that older people have (through life experiences, trial and error, personal growth, etc.). Aging involves the physical processes slowing down, but there is still growth throughout the lifespan. In fact, older adults tend to have higher life satisfaction than younger people. The “paradox of aging” is about objective versus subjective measures of health and happiness – physical decline and psychological/existential growth. Check out this TED talk for some more on the topic 🙂 https://youtu.be/7gkdzkVbuVA

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