Slower reaction time. Sloppier in multitasking. On the upside: more empathy. Better at complex reasoning. Increased ability to anticipate and solve problems.
Gary Small from UCLA, as reported by NPR,
suggests that this increase may be due to a process in the brain called “myelination.” Myelin is the insulation wrapped around brain cells that increases their conductivity — the speed with which information travels from brain cell to brain cell. And the myelination doesn’t reach its peak until middle age. By this point, says Small, “the neuro-circuits fire more rapidly, as if you’re going from dial-up to DSL.”
And googling is good for your brain. So is exercise according to the NPR report.
Ok it’s been raining the last two days, and actually a bit of snow today. But tomorrow there will be sun and I promise I will get out and walk for my brain.