Monthly Archives: February 2014

Age, underpants, trees and the brain

An early sign of the progress of old age is when you have to hang onto something to safely get into your underpants. Is this a signal of wider physiological changes in the brain? Are struggles to get into underpants … Continue reading

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Age and the trajectories of joy

The Trajectory of Joy in old age We do not like the idea of growing old but we like thinking about the alternative even less. We can only hope that we may have as pleasant a time as possible while … Continue reading

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Age and the overstuffed mind

Originally posted on Outlook from the Hutch:
Ramscar et al (2014)1 claim that Cognitive Aging is “a myth” because slowing of all decisions is a key behavioural marker of mental changes in old age2 but occurs only because accumulation of…

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Age and the overstuffed mind

Ramscar et al (2014)1 claim that Cognitive Aging is “a myth” because slowing of all decisions is a key behavioural marker of mental changes in old age2 but occurs only because accumulation of information over a lifetime slows retrieval of … Continue reading

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