Social Judgment, Short-Term Memory May Peak Later In Life Than Previously Thought.

The New York Times (3/17, D3, Carey, Subscription Publication) reports that research published online March 13 in the journal Psychological Science suggests that “elements of social judgment and short-term memory, important pieces of the cognitive puzzle, may peak later in life than previously thought.” The study, which gathered information from 48,537 participants, also found that “an older brain…moves more slowly than its younger self, but is just as accurate in many areas and more adept at reading others’ moods — on top of being more knowledgeable.”

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— “Older Really Can Mean Wiser,”Benedict Carey, The New York Times, March 16, 2015.

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