Brains of older people are slow because they know so much .
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, so,
too, do humans take longer to access information when their
brains are full
Researchers say this slowing down process 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.
contrary, they simply know more.
Also, older people often go to another room to get something and
when they get there, they stand there wondering what they
came for. It is NOT a memory problem, it is
nature’s way of making older people do more exercise.
Now when I reach for a word or a name , I won’t excuse
myself by saying “I’m having a senior moment”.
Now, I’ll say, “My disk is full!”
I have more friends I should send this to, but right now I
can’t remember their names.