Earlier this month the MIT News published an article titled, “The rise and fall of cognitive skills.” It discussed research that found different types of thinking skills peak at different times in life. I particularly like this part:
… crystallized intelligence — the accumulation of facts and knowledge … showed a later peak, in the late 60s or early 70s.
People who participated in this online study demonstrated their ability to build their vocabulary continued to increase into their 60s and 70s, which indicates their ability to accumulate facts and knowledge also continued to increase. This is awesome! As a person in my 50s with cognitive impairments from cancer treatment, I’m reassured to know that at least some parts of my brain may continue to improve. Woohoo!
Now if I can just remember what I learn …