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):