Older adults perform brain tasks better in morning

August 7, 2014 10:25 AM

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Older adults perform brain tasks better in morning

Older adults perform better on demanding cognitive tasks in the morning be it doing taxes, seeing a doctor about a new condition or cooking an unfamiliar recipe, according to a new study.

Elderly who are tested at their optimal time of day (the morning), not only perform better on demanding cognitive tasks but also activate the same brain networks responsible for paying attention and suppressing distraction as younger adults, researchers said.

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