The 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.”
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Keys to the perfect candidate:
Mitt Romney’s hair: That’s his best feature physically, intellectually, conservatively, etc. though his campaign finances are quite attractive too.
Rick Perry’s thumbs up: Perry comes across as a very down-to-earth guy and this sells well though he may be a little too much like “W” for many people’s taste.
Herman Cain’s Brain: You have to love Mr. Cain’s wit, wisdom, and willingness to smash through the veil of political correctness barriers. He speaks to the people as a person.
Exercise, survival, wiring, attention, short-term memory, long-term memory, sleep, stress, sensory integration, vision, gender, and exploration…These are the twelve principle exposed by author John Medina to keep your brain healthy, wealthy, and wise. These are fully outlined in Medina’s Brain Rules.
In Medina’s chapter on attention he addressed our spans of attention…generally a full ten minutes. As an introvert who now enjoys giving presentations that often last longer than that I was interested in his theory. He doesn’t suggest that you cannot talk for more than ten minutes, you may just have to grab their attention every nine minutes and fifty-nine seconds.