Researchers at the Tübingen University in Germany report that while the cognitive capacities of the elderly appear to slow down with age, the reality is that "it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains."
Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to 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.
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