Cognitive Decline May Begin Earlier Than Previously Thought

TIME (4/16, Park) reports that a study published in PLoS One “suggests that cognitive decline begins earlier” than previously believed. Researchers “came to that conclusion after studying 3,305 volunteers aged 16 years to 44 years” who “played a real-time game that approximated everyday real-world situations that test…cognitive abilities.” The study found that cognitive speed decreased approximately 15 percent for every 15 years after the age of 24.

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— “Our Brains Begin to Slow Down at Age 24,” Alice Park, Time, April 15, 2014.

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