Catalyst - New Science of Wisdom
When it comes to the ageing brain, the news from science has always been bad; grey matter shrinking from age 20, synapses slowing down. But for the first time, scientists are asking whether some brain functions improve with age.
Catalyst travels to New York to reveal how the older brain solves seemingly impossible problems in an instant. We also visit Los Angeles and discover that many brain processes actually get faster with age. And intrepid Generation X reporter Dr Jonica Newby goes head to head with Baby Boomer and Futurist Richard Neville in the cognitive assessment challenge – you'll be surprised by whose brain does better at what. It's all part of a must watch special on the new Science of Wisdom.
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