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Monday, April 5, 2010

7 ways the mind and body change with age

Research is finding new details on our attitudes and appearances as we grow old.

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The poster child of aging seems to be a wrinkly-faced, forgetful, grumpy old man. But science is painting another, more in-depth picture of aging Americans. The elderly tend to become more happy, liberal and in many cases remain pretty darn sharp. Here are 7 ways we change as we get older.”

OKAY…so when we get older this is one thing we can expect (and even dread):

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“As a person gets older, their ability to ignore distractions gets worse, according to Karen Campbell, a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Toronto.”

BUT WAIT! There’s some good news:

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But Campbell and her colleagues found a silver lining that might focus you: Seniors might have the unique ability to "hyper-bind" the irrelevant information, tying it to other information appearing at the same time. The ability could ultimately boost memory.”

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2 comments:

Tom Holloway said...

There are several aspectes of this column that I definitly agree with. Humor is very important. I find that the older I get the more I laugh at life.
The part about sagging I also agee with, along with the stem cells. Being in my 60's now I can definitly attest to the fact that my stem sags more now than ever before!
Damn it!!

Tom Holloway said...

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