Want to keep your brain sharp in old age? Go back to school

Originally published on NBC News:

New research shows the brain has the ability to function well — and even excel — in old age. The secret? Keep learning.

“Learning is the mechanism for development no matter how old you are,” said Rachel Wu, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of California Riverside and the author of research published Wednesday in the Journals of Gerontology, Series B.

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