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Discovery: Ageing Brain 23 June 14

June 23rd, 2014

Episode 380 of 565 episodes

As we grow older, it is assumed we will all become more forgetful, slower witted and much less useful members of society. Geoff Watts looks at the latest research showing this is not the case. In fact one new theory suggests older people might be slower at psychologists’ intelligence tests, merely because they know more.

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