Brain Scan Study Reveals Why Some Older Adults Retain Remarkable Memory

The Huffington Post (9/14) reports the researchers who examined “brains of several older adults with remarkable memory performance” found that these so-called “super agers had brains with areas important for memory that did not show the typical shrinkage seen in most older adults.”

In fact, brain scans “comparing super agers with typical older adults and young adults revealed that some brain areas remained youthful and thick in super agers,” including “the default mode network, which is involved in learning and remembering, and the salience network, involved in identifying important information that needs attention.”

Related Links:

— “Researchers Would Love To Know Why Some Older People Have Such Excellent Memories,” Bahar Gholipour, Huffington Post, September 14, 2016.

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