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The Older Mind May Just Be a Fuller Mind
New York Times, by Benedict Carey

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Posted By:Ken M., 1/29/2014 2:54:27 PM

People of a certain age (and we know who we are) don’t spend much leisure time reviewing the research into cognitive performance and aging. The story is grim, for one thing: Memory’s speed and accuracy begin to slip around age 25 and keep on slipping. The story is familiar, too, for anyone who is over 50 and, having finally learned to live fully in the moment, discovers it’s a senior moment. The finding that the brain slows with age is one of the strongest in all of psychology. Over the years, some scientists have questioned this dotage curve. But these

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/29/2014 3:04:03 PM     (No. 9710568)

Well, thanks for posting this and validating a belief I have long held. Or at least a belief I have long stated. When I forget something I should remember, I tell my family that I just have so much important stuff in my brain, sometimes the overflow falls out.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 1/29/2014 3:23:51 PM     (No. 9710590)

I treat my brain like a giant hard drive. To keep things performing at peak speed I perform a data dumps routinely.

Dump Priority List:

1. Anything to do with progressive is dumped daily;
2. Obumbler and his AG is dumped every three days;
3. All things Obumbler gets dumped weekly weather needed or not. The dumbler is a liar anyway, so the stored information is only as good as the last new cycle and spin.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hazymac, 1/29/2014 5:17:44 PM     (No. 9710691)

Open eyes, open ears, and an active mind accumulate an abundance of information. It´s nice to know that those of us with a surfeit of facts inside our heads sometimes lose track of said facts, or so the recent evidence would suggest--not due to anything like aging. Perish the thought!

Most of us here are inveterate readers. Along those lines, let me take this opportunity to thank #1 for the recommendation of The Rosie Project, which I bought last week and read in the past two days. The book is a clinically joyful experience. I can readily identify with Dr. Don Tillman. The lady readers want to meet him; I want to meet Rosie. Today, if possible. ;)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/29/2014 5:30:07 PM     (No. 9710704)

My pleasure!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/29/2014 10:27:53 PM     (No. 9710988)

I knew that. What were we talking about again?

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