It’s all downhill after the age of 20. False, and thank goodness! Life would be disappointing if our brain was done after the age of 20.
One area of our brain called the hippocampus grows new brain cells throughout our lifespan. The hippocampus is responsible for remembering, learning, and regulation of our body’s functions. Very important and miraculous processes during our lifetime. Yes, the young-ons are better at learning new languages and wizards at playing Memory. And, the fact is that some cognitive abilities decline as we get older. But, the new growth of brain cells helps us oldens keep on learning and make new memories. As we get older we also gain many experiences which shape how we see the world. And that takes new brain cells and a restructuring of their connections. As a human species we don’t get duller we obtain more experience and memory!
Talk to a senior this week and defy the myth; “we’re done after the age of 20”.
Let neuroscience to the rest.
Until we meet in Person.
Brain to Brain.
Heart to Heart.