Aging: It’s Not What You Think

description

Our brains are powerful pieces of machinery that give us the capacity to do amazing things. Unfortunately, common wisdom says that age isn’t too kind to our minds’ abilities. Neuroscientist Thad Polk walks through the actual effects of aging on the human brain and shows that our assumptions might not be so accurate.

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Screenshot of Thad Polk speaking at a Ted Talk.

subject terms

Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Health: Brain & Mental

contributor

Thad Polk

related organization

University of Michigan

resource type

Video

year

2016