Male gymnasts who win Olympic gold medals have a short career. Their strength peaks at an average age of 21½ years. Some may be surprised that brain power follows a similar pattern to gymnastic excellence. That is best exemplified by top chess players, rated above 2800 – a level only a few players achieve. Players… read more
Tag Archives: When Does age-related Cognitive Decline Begin?
As people age, they often experience memory loss, reduced concentration, and other cognitive problems. Diet and lifestyle, though, can improve cognitive performance and reverse some aspects of brain aging. Consider the world chess champion – chess genius, Viswanathan Anand, who in November will defend, his title against the highest rated player in chess history, Magnus… read more
In 2010, the New York Academy of Scientists hosted a forward looking conference, Therapeutics for Cognitive Aging, which outlined how people age cognitively and interventions that may be able to prevent cognitive decline. The keynote speech, What is Cognitive Aging?, was made by Dr. Timothy Salthouse, from the University of Virginia. Dr. Salthouse will appear… read more