Aging Memories May Not Be ‘Worse,’ Just ‘Different’

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Everyone has heard it, and decades of research studies seem to confirm it: While it may not always be the first sign of aging, some faculties, including memory, do get worse as people age.

It may not be that straightforward.

Zachariah Reagh, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, looked at the brain activity of older people not by requiring them to recite a group of words or remember a string of numbers. Instead, Reagh looked at a “naturalistic approach,” one that more closely resembled real-world activities.

He found that brain activity in older adults isn’t necessarily quieter when it comes to memory.

“It’s just different,” he said.

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