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My Brain Might Be Full

my brain hurtsThe brains of older people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute, much like a full-up hard drive, scientists believe.

By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent

5:16PM GMT 20 Jan 2014

Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe.  Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested.  Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline.  ´The human brain works slower in old age,¡ said Dr. Michael Ramscar, ´but only because we have stored more information over time.  ´The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.”

Time Flies

Time FliesThis was an unusual book written by comedian Bill Cosbyas he struggles with getting older.  I found the book in the clearance rack at Half Priced Books and since I have always liked Cosby.  I remember listening to his albums (that’s right albums) when we were young. 

Written when he was around 50 years old (1987) and taping his hit television show.  I found Time Flies an interesting, but not really funny book about a man growing old.   Maybe that is because I am nearly his age when he wrote the book.  It may hit too close to home.  I found the book to be a little self indulgent and repetitive.  The version that I read had a 23 page introduction that I had to skip after reading a few pages.