You really CAN teach an old dog new tricks: Hard work, persistence and practice can help elderly people improve their skills
- August 19, 2019
- Mark Steyvers, cog sci, Daily Mail, Aug. 19, 2019
Professor Mark Steyvers, first author of the study from the University of California, Irvine, said: 'The brain is not a muscle, but like our bodies, if we work out and train it, we can improve our mental performance. We discovered that people in the upper age ranges who completed specific training tasks were able to beef up their brain's ability to switch between tasks in the game at a level similar to untrained 20- and 30-year-olds.'
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