60 years olds as mentally sharp as 22 year olds

Researchers at the The Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignsaid found some 60-years-olds to be as mentally sharp as 22-year-olds.

Performance and brain-activation are predicted by changes in brain structure, specifically by the volume of white matter connecting the right and left hemispheres of the frontal lobes.

The study can be found at the quarterly journal Psychology and Aging.

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