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Research Shows Promise for Aging Brains

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Psychology Today

Susan McQuillan


In a study of older adults, published February 2018 in Neurobiology of Aging, researchers at Center for Brain Health looked at effects of Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Tactics, or SMART™. They found using higher-order approaches (such as creative thinking, analysis, critical thinking, decision-making, and problem solving) can improve cognitive processing speed and slow decline of lower-order cognitive functions associated with normal aging, such as memory and comprehension. Normally healthy men and women ages 56 to 71 participated in one of three study groups: cognitive training group, physical exercise group or wait-listed group. Cognitive training participants received training in SMART strategies during hourly, once-a-week sessions during the 12-week study while being encouraged to these apply strategies to mental tasks each day. Read the full story

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