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Monday, November 20, 2017

I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT!!

A sad notice for those of you who knew her; my cousin Arlene passed away Saturday.

And now, on to my post:


BRAINS OF OLDER PEOPLE ARE SLOW BECAUSE THEY KNOW SO MUCH...

Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe.

Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so too do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested. Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline.

“The human brain works slower in old age," said Dr. Michael Ramscar, "but only because we have stored more information over time.” "The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more."
(By Sarah Knapton, Science Correspondent telegraph.com.uk)

Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for. It is not a memory problem; it is nature's way of making older people do more exercise.


So there!! We are all brilliant!!


I have run this before, but your brain might be too full to remember it:

FISHDUCKY’S THEORY OF MEMORY

Are you familiar with the fishducky theory as to why our memory seems to disappear as we age?  If not, don’t worry.  I’m going to tell you.  What was I talking about?  Oh, yes--memory.  If you subscribe to the theory, as I do, that the brain is like a computer, then you know that it has a finite number of memory bytes.  As we age, gravity pulls these memories down, filling first our feet, then our legs, our bellies & butts (which would also explain why many older people seem to have gained weight in these areas) & finally reach our brains, which eventually become full.  Since humans don’t have a DELETE key, there is simply no room for new memories.  This is why we people “of a certain age” can remember who sat next to us in the third grade but have no idea of what we ate for lunch yesterday.  We are not forgetful--WE ARE SIMPLY FULL!! 

I've run this a couple of times, but you probably don't remember:

This one is new (at least to me):

A memory test for you:


I'm running extra cartoons today because I've run some of them before 
but I can't remember which ones:






















   





----fishducky


 


22 comments:

  1. Smiling.
    My memory is shot - but it has some advantages. I can reread murder mysteries because I don't remember who died, much less who killed them.

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    1. PS: (Which should have preceded my earlier comment.) I am sorry for your loss.

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    2. Thank you. Look at all the money you can save by not buying NEW books!!

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  2. I think I may have read your memory theory before, but I forget.

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  3. I'm sorry for your loss, Fran. And I love your memory loss theory.

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    1. Thank you. Did you remember I'd posted it before?

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  4. My brain is so full that new information falls out of my ears.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I bought some but I can't remember where I put them.

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  5. I do agree that we just get full. Kind of wish we had a defragment key cause I also think our filing system gets suspect as we age.

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  6. There's a new memory related malady going around, especially if you were a member of Trump's election campaign---the inability to remember anything having to do with Russia.

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  7. I have a few things in my memory that I'd love to forget, unfortunately that hasn't happened yet. I tend to forget the more important things, like new computer instructions.

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    1. Unfortunately we can't choose which things to forget!!

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  8. I'm sorry to hear about your cousin.

    This past year, I have found myself becoming more forgetful. Maybe it's because now I don't have very much that's important to remember. I'm not using it, so I'm losing it.

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    1. May you never forget how to get to the gas station chicken store!!

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  9. Our condolences on your Cousin Arlenes passing.

    I like the explanation you gave for our minds slowing down and the reasons for short term memory, I am experiencing both already...I think.

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    1. Thank you. My doctor doesn't agree & he's older than me!!

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  10. Sorry about your cousin.
    I like the new piano man--LOL!
    I got an average memory on the test--which really surprised me.
    Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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    1. Thank you. It doesn't surprise me, I believe you're sharper than you think!!

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