Finally a study that makes sense.
Brains of the elderly slow because they know so much......
The brains of older people only appear to be less speedy, because they have so much information to access, much like a full-up hard drive, scientists believe.
Elderly people have so much information in their brain that it takes longer for them to access it, scientific studies show.Older people do not decline mentally with age. It just takes them longer to recall facts, because they have more information in their brains, research suggests.Much like a computer takes longer as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been reported.Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline.“The human brain appears to work slower in old age,” said Dr. Michael Ramscar, “but only because so much information has been stored over time. Older people simply know more, so selecting a correct choice from the trove of stored data may take a bit longer.”
So there now!!!!!!