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)

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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?


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