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The Older Mind May Just Be a Fuller Mind

The Older Mind May Just Be a Fuller Mind by Benedict Carey, The New York Times, January 27, 2014 An article in Topics in Cognitive Science challenges the notion of cognitive decline with aging. It may be that older people are storing more information from their experience and accumulated knowledge so they remember less from […]

Aging in Brain Found to Hurt Sleep Needed for Memory

Aging in Brain Found to Hurt Sleep Needed for Memory by Benedict Carey, January 27, 2013, New York Times A report in Nature Neuroscience suggests that natural physical changes interfere with quality slumber, blunting the ability to remember new information for the long term.

How Exercise Benefits the Brain

How Exercise Benefits the Brain by Gretchen Reynolds NY Times 11/30/2011 New research suggests that surges in a brain protein (brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, which promotes the health of nerve cells) after exercise may play a particular role in improving memory and recall.

How Exercise Can Keep the Brain Fit

How Exercise Can Keep the Brain Fit By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Published: July 27, 2011 New York Times For those of us hoping to keep our brains fit and healthy well into middle age and beyond, the latest science offers some reassurance. Activity appears to be critical, though scientists have yet to prove that exercise can […]

Taking Early Retirement May Retire Memory, Too

Taking Early Retirement May Retire Memory, Too by Gina Kolata New York Times, 10/11/10 The two economists call their paper “Mental Retirement,” and their argument has intrigued behavioral researchers. Data from the United States, England and 11 other European countries suggest that the earlier people retire, the more quickly their memories decline. The implication, the […]