Why Your Parents Can’t Find Their Car Keys
Sciencedaily.com reports that a new Georgia Tech study “finds that older people struggle to remember important details because their brains can’t resist the irrelevant “stuff” they soak up subconsciously. As a result, they tend to be less confident in their memories.”
The study, “Age-related deficits in selective attention during encoding increase demands on episodic reconstruction during context retrieval,” appears online in the journal Neuropsychologia.
Tags: neuroscience, gerontology, biochemistry