Gap Fill - Brain Power and Age - Level 6


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The study was based on from over 1.1 million people, aged between 10 and 80 years old. The show that our mental processing remains relatively constant until the age of 60, but does start to decline from our decade. The researchers said people's mental processing speed actually increases in their 20s and remains until 60. Dr von Krause said: "Until adulthood, the speed of information in the task we studied barely changed." He added that older people do take longer to make , but said this was because we become more , and less impulsive and reckless as we age. The study could cast light on neurodegenerative such as Alzheimer's.

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