Skip to comments.Are we over the hill at 24? Study finds cognitive decline begins far earlier than thought
Posted on 04/14/2014 5:24:43 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Our brains start to slow down once we hit 24, researchers have discovered.
They analysed thousands of played of the hugely popular Starcraft 2 computer game, and saw a universal slowdown far earlier than they expected.
They claim that as soon as players hit the ripe old age of 25, they have already reached their peak in terms of cognitive motor performance.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Reminds me of a saying: “I wish I knew half as much now as I thought I did as a teen.”
liberals who refuse to take the final step from adolescents to independent, fully-functioning adults, certainly are.
Moar death panels. LOGANS RUN!!!
“They analysed thousands of played of the hugely popular Starcraft 2 computer game”
The author must be over 24.
They mean, “That’s when BOREDOM starts to set in.”
>>Reminds me of a saying: I wish I knew half as much now as I thought I did as a teen.<<
My preferred quote along those lines is “I wish I didn’t now what I didn’t know then.”
BS I’m 58 and I can still remember everything I was, um, trying to, um, say about, um... never mind.
Too soon old, too late smart.
Thank you! Just sent the article to my 25 yr. old son in the Navy - who from 14 called everything “retarded”. Now I can tell him he’s retarded!
Years of drug/alcohol use doesn’t help either.Liberals tend to be sub-par in the brains dept,then add that.
heh... Wonder what the age is on Colorado...
I wonder what they think about this research in Korea, where Starcraft is revered, almost to the status of a national sport.
What about the White House?
What did the President know,and when did he stop knowing it?
Explains a lot of what’s going on.
Its the daily mail, for every good article they have about immigrants and muslims they have about 500 retarded ones like this , they had a news article that claimed drinking semen cures depression and once claimed that soya sauce could cure cancer
Proficiency for wisdom.
That's why young men are Sargents and old men are Generals.
Just another attempt to convince people that they are dumbed-down.
Lemme guess, you’re against people having access to vitamins and minerals.
For their own good, of course.
The headline talks about Cognitive Decline but the story is about cognitive motor performance which is really about the way the brain and body function together. Being young is not better or smarter - I am far more able to understand new things and think them through than I ever was at 25 - Admittedly I was a pretty stupid 25 year old, run of the mill, believe what everyone else does, lefty!
24? Huh. My decline started at 18 and was pretty much done at 22 when I finished college.
I wish someone would do a “study” to determine the cause of mental illness in liberals.
Most cowboy - "hold my beer" alert from 15 to 25.
Wisdom starts at 35 and continues until mental arterial sclerosis at some age from 35 to 80, depending on the individual.
“they had a news article that claimed drinking semen cures depression and once claimed that soya sauce could cure cancer”
I’m quite certain the prior article was written by a guy who needed to justify something to someone.
Isaac Newton published his magnus opus — Principia Mathematica when he was in his mid 40’s.
Many of Bach’s greatest musical works were composed in his 40’s and 50’s. Bach assembled his last large work, the Mass in B minor, near the end of his life, when he was in his 60’s.
William Harvey published his famous work done a decade prior” “On the Motion of the Heart and Blood” at nearly age 50.
I hope to continue attaining wisdom - I have a lot of time to make up for! :)
Cures depression? Can’t be true, Barry looks depressed all of the time....
I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.
That's because years of playing Starcraft turns their brains into jello at an early age.
I don’t have the same set of skills that I had when I was younger, but I am comfortable with different skills that developed since then, that the 24-year old version of me could not have even imagined.
I find this analogous to the skillset of a baseball pitcher - with the exception of Nolan Ryan, you lose the flame-thowing capabilities of youth, starting in your late 20’s (or earlier). If you want to stay in the game, you have to develop other skills like situational awareness and knowing your opponents and their weaknesses.
“Isaac Newton published his magnus opus Principia Mathematica when he was in his mid 40s.”
There are always outliers. And, I have read that he had WRITTEN it considerably earlier. There was generally a lot of time between writing something and having it widely distributed then, as I recall :).
However, many contemporaries were on his trail (Liebnitz, for example). IMO, “Opticks” took even more imagination and is _still_ the bedrock template for scientific discovery. What he did, and documented, was incredible leap of process and knowledge.
“I wish I didnt know now what I didnt know then.”
I though that this was a fairly amusing comment, at first. Then, I thought about it. Not funny. Next life, I want to be very handsome and completely stupid.
Bob Seger, “Against the Wind.”
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