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The key to ageing better: exercise your brain

There’s a longstanding link between ageing and cognitive decline, one that has become so accepted that it’s slipped into our everyday language. Once we’re past middle age, having ‘a senior moment’ is just par for the course, isn’t it? Psychologists beg to differ. Research published in Nature: Human Behaviour in February 2022, shows that age-related […]

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Learning may help our brains age better

The benefits of learning are numerous: acquiring new skills, growing our confidence, and opening up new opportunities in our working or personal lives. A new piece of research suggests that academic learning may even help to reduce the degenerative effects of ageing. A team of researchers under the University Research Priority Program “Dynamics of Healthy Aging” led […]