[LINK] Re: New research finds some brain functions actually improve
stewart_fist at optusnet.com.au
Sun Feb 25 17:38:54 EST 2007
> Expert knowledge _ information about an occupational or even
> hobbyist specialty _ resists the effects of aging, too, which is
> why mumbling "accrued postretirement liabilities" to an 80-year-old
> actuary makes his relevant synapses fire as robustly as they did at
>> age 40. Synapses that encode expert knowledge "are written in
>> stone," says neuroscientist John Morrison of the Mount Sinai School
>> of Medicine in New York.
Actually, you can see a discrepancy in the argument right there.
Unlearning has always taken more effort, and been a bigger social and
personal problem, than learning.
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