As people age, it becomes more difficult to deal with information that is no longer relevant. Scientists explain why
Older people are more creative, but it is more difficult for them to work with memory
As Jeff Bezos assembles a team of top scientists to help realize his dream of developing immortality technology, other researchers are studying the memory of older people.
When a person turns to his memories, the brain spends more time navigating in too large a data archive, writes the Daily Mail.
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The elderly are definitely know the world much better but show poor episodic memory performance compared to younger adults.
This paradox can be partially explain “cluttered” memory in the elderly: due to memory overloaded with memories, older people turn to an overloaded archive.
This creates difficulties in finding targeted information, and also negatively affects the performance tasks of episodic and working memory.
Despite this, rich life experience can to a large extent stimulate creativity and help with decision making.
In the elderly creativity is not only preserved, but also enhanced over time, depending on the richness of the memory.
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