Thursday, April 20, 2017

Scientifically Proven: Older Folks Are Awesome...!

Of course, most of us had been thinking this for quite some and maybe we even stated it to others as fact. Turns out we were right all the time, and now we have science to back us up.

Here's what an article from Listverse had to say about the "getting older" crowd.

Their Brains Work Slower (Only Because They’re Full Of Wisdom)



While we young whippersnappers crack jokes at how excruciatingly slowly old people think and speak, they only do that because their brains have stored so much information. Combined with the fact that their brains need less dopamine than before, old people are also more thoughtful and far less likely to act on impulse than their younger peers. The elderly can still process new information, albeit at a slower pace for the same reason that they speak slowly.

These unique characteristics of an aging brain make up what researchers believe to be the biological root of wisdom. As University of Dallas Center for Vital Longevity’s Denise Park summarizes, “There’s a reason why we don’t have 20-year-olds running the world.”

You really should read the rest of the article! So many things that we have said over the years now have some solid backing. About time the elderly caught a break!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. I hope it stays clear.

8 comments:

linda m said...

I am so glad to hear this. All this time I thought it was due to "leaking" brain matter (my sinuses constantly drain). Now I find out that I am so dang smart that due to being overloaded I "work" slower. Wow, thanks Mr Hermit; I feel so much better now. I'll bring a raspberry Kringle for all of us to share and celebrate being so smart.

Momlady said...

I wonder, though, if we're any wiser. I often think my brain has a drain. Searching for common words, etc. Oh well. Raspberry Kringle sounds yummy.

Bob Tamewitz said...

So, our brains being filled with wisdom is a euphemism for ?

JO said...

YAY Us I knew there had to be a reason for the slow thinking and not being able to remember simple words. We are just awesome.

Coffee on the patio sounds delightful this morning.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
That's what I aim for, making folks feel better. Can't help with the drainage, though.
Thanks for stopping by this morning!


Hey Momlady...
You probably knew, but the memory just got crowded out with the new stuff!
The kringle does sound good, doesn't it?
Thanks for coming by today!


Hey Bob...
Wait! I know this one...but I forgot.Sorry!
Thanks for the visit today!


Hey Jo...
Guess we can blame it on science. Maybe we should print out the article for the grandkids to read?
Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by today!



Gorges Smythe said...

That's gonna be my story and I'm gonna stick to it!

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
No point in changing now, right?
Thanks for coming over today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

As I got older, I thought that I was getting wiser but then I realized that it was all in my head (grin).