Older and wiser? Some brain functions improve as we age

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Boston Globe – MARCH 06, 2015

BY: Kay Lazar

There is hope for aging baby boomers.  The ability to recall names and faces with lightning speed may start to fade in one’s 20s, but our capability to perform other functions, such as learning new words, doesn’t peak until decades later, according to a new study by Boston scientists.  Increasingly, researchers are discovering that the ability to reason, learn, and recall information ebbs and flows over our lifespan, and if a picture were drawn to depict these changes, the image would not be of a single line with a sharp, steep decline, but of a line with many curves that plateau at different stages.” [Read more…]

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