10 Ways You Get Smarter as You Get Older

With age comes wisdom, in addition to nine other naturally occurring improvements to cognition including becoming a better problem solver, being able to see the whole picture, and having an ever-expanding knowledge base. Dr. Margaret Gatz, professor of gerontology at University of Southern California, says, "We are identifying ways in which older minds hold their own against younger ones and even surpass them." Each improvement has been proved by studies documenting the effects of natural development and experiencing new things on the brain, making a compelling case for the advantages of being an older adult.     
O, the Oprah Magazine, May 2011 Issue

Written By: Annie Murphy Paul

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