Baby boomers are smarter than you thinkYeah? Then how come I didn’t know this already?
Researchers have confirmed what many mature people already know – intelligence actually gets sharper with age.
… Oh, that’s right. Baby Boomers aren’t ‘mature.’ We think we’re still youngsters.
Wisdom increases with age, research saysAnd the New York Times is weighing in. When we think we're losing it, we're actually gaining it:
Scientists have discovered that intelligence, instead of peaking in our youth, remains stable and in some respects gets sharper as we grow older.
Older Brain Really May Be a Wiser BrainHmmm. I keep hearing that 50 is the new 30. Now I’ll be hearing that 50 is the new 70.
When older people can no longer remember names at a cocktail party, they tend to think that their brainpower is declining. But a growing number of studies suggest that this assumption is often wrong. Instead, the research finds, the aging brain is simply taking in more data and trying to sift through a clutter of information, often to its long-term benefit ...
"...Older adults, because they’ve retained all this extra data, they’re now suddenly the better problem solvers. They can transfer the information they’ve soaked up from one situation to another."