Sunday, March 02, 2014

The aging brain

The aging brain: Why getting older just might be awesome

By Amanda Enayati, Special to CNN
June 19, 2012 -- Updated 1511 GMT (2311 HKT)
You can seek out new environments that support your insights and creativity, experts say. You can seek out new environments that support your insights and creativity, experts say.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Research details a number of ways in which the brain actually improves with age
  • Older people have a greater capacity for empathy because empathy is learned
  • An aging brain can better tease out patterns and see the big picture
  • We are better able to anticipate problems and reason things out
Editor's note: CNN contributor Amanda Enayati ponders the theme of seeking serenity: the quest for well-being and life balance in stressful times.
(CNN) -- Google "the aging brain" and you will find a largely sobering landscape of cognitive deterioration.
("Funny," said the dashing older gentleman I tried to interview for this piece. "I don't remember being absent-minded.")/.../

1 comment:

Vitor Gomes said...

The aging brain - excelente e mais do que oportuna matéria!
Cumprimentos desde Brasília do Vitor