Brains decline after 24: Study suggests young brains hit peak ability early.

If You’re Older Than 24, Your Brain May Be Past Its Peak (Video)

If You’re Older Than 24, Your Brain May Be Past Its Peak (Video)

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April 16 2014 4:01 PM

Your Sad 25-Year-Old Brain

Our abilities may peak much earlier than we thought.

Researchers observed more than 3,300 subjects between the ages of 16 and 44 as they played a real-time strategy video game and noted that those older than 24 experienced a “significant performance deficit” compared to their younger peers. What can we make of this apparent cognitive deficit?