Why the job you choose may affect your memory later in life

December 5, 2014 10:00 AM

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Why the job you choose may affect your memory later in life

Surgeons have to be sharp and think on their feet, and the wheels in minds of musicians are constantly turning. With that in mind, researchers set out to determine if highly “complex” jobs would preserve a person’s cognitive skills with age.

According to the study published in Neurology, the scientists tested more than 1,000 people over a long stretch of time. They took standard IQ tests at 11 years old, and then were reassessed for their thinking abilities at age 70. The researchers’ test involved word analogies, math problems, spatial...

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