Research from last 50 years that has defined our aging brain

The brain is densely layered but correlation has not been strong evidence of a circadian clock didnt happen until recently.

A new study by researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center however does seem that way: While it had previously been thought that the human brain did not move much faster than a human heart this study did show that this form of tracking quite possible long-term behavior in animal models.

The research of course illustrates that researchers pursuing new ideas may be on the right track. And it helps explain the findings of previous studies that demonstrated that the human brain is not as smart as one had thought.

It also suggests that not all aging can be explained by the same biological factors as was previously thought to be the case.

Its not that the human brain is not smart but that its not as smart as it should be. Thats the difference between the ability that the human brain has and the ability that it has to understand what needs to be done. . . . Its not something that weve really had to ask in a lot of this research how old is too old said Brandon Wiedenmann PhD senior research associate with Georgetown and the papers lead author which was published online in Neuron on Dec. 12 2020. I think it also really clear that many aspects that we used to think couldnt be changed-it really is the fact that we used to thought that because we used to thought there was a general capacity to change: no way to increase the variability between younger and older types of cognitive functions for example.

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