Old age ‘is no bar to sharp mind’

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Research suggests the elderly store memories differently
Being older is no bar to having a razor sharp mind – but it may well work in a different way, US scientists suggest.

A Johns Hopkins University team, who studied rats, found older animals stored memories in a different way than younger ones.
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Why are some people mentally productive until late old age – such as the philosopher Bertrand Russell, and why do others not show this resilience – such as the writer Iris Murdoch?
Professor Shane O’Mara, Trinity College Dublin

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