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How Does Age Change How You Learn? | Scott H Young
As you get older, learning often feels harder than it used to. Why is that? What changes in the brain as we age that makes acquiring new information harder? Is there anything we can do to avoid our minds slowing down? This is a topic I've been asked about a lot, but until recently one ...

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Learning Slows Down with Age

Learning Slows Down with Age

Most aspects of mental processing slow down as we age. While we continue to accumulate knowledge of the world at a slower rate, we gain more experience that increases our wisdom.

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Our minds tend to grow worse

Researchers disagree in their hypotheses about how our minds tend to get worse with age. What can be observed is the following:

  • Older individuals do struggle more with Stroop tasks,...

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Cognitive Reserve

Cognitive Reserve

Some people seem to age mostly with minds intact and others notice dramatic slowdowns. The brain appears to have a lot of redundancy built-in - known as cognitive reserve.

Education ...

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Reducing the Impact of Cognitive Decline

Some aspects of cognitive aging can be slowed down with training.

  • To prevent cognitive decline, exercise and eat well while you're younger.
  • Learn more in the early ...

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