Some brain functions ‘protected from ageing’, study shows

August 9, 2014 2:29 AM

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Some brain functions ‘protected from ageing’, study shows

Some things never change: According to a University of Adelaide study, spatial attention is one of them.©Monkey Business Images/shutterstock.comADELAIDE, Aug 9 — Researchers at the University of Adelaide conducted a study that suggests parts of the senior brain function just as well as during their prime. The research could be useful to the aging population, giving confidence to seniors seeking to understand their limits and test their capabilities.

The right cerebral hemisphere, responsible for responding to visual and non-visual stimuli — collectively referred to as “spatial attention” in the scientific community — could be a fountain of youth, according to the study.

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