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Are we over the hill at 24? Study finds cognitive decline begins far earlier than thought
Daily Mail ^ | 14 April 2014 | MARK PRIGG

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 ...


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1 posted on 04/14/2014 5:24:43 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Reminds me of a saying: “I wish I knew half as much now as I thought I did as a teen.”


2 posted on 04/14/2014 5:26:16 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

liberals who refuse to take the final step from adolescents to independent, fully-functioning adults, certainly are.


3 posted on 04/14/2014 5:26:31 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Moar death panels. LOGANS RUN!!!


4 posted on 04/14/2014 5:27:31 PM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: MinorityRepublican

“They analysed thousands of played of the hugely popular Starcraft 2 computer game”

The author must be over 24.


5 posted on 04/14/2014 5:27:44 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

hehe

They mean, “That’s when BOREDOM starts to set in.”


6 posted on 04/14/2014 5:27:51 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Ingtar

>>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.”


7 posted on 04/14/2014 5:28:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

BS I’m 58 and I can still remember everything I was, um, trying to, um, say about, um... never mind.


8 posted on 04/14/2014 5:29:09 PM PDT by laker_dad
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To: MinorityRepublican
"motor performance?"

Too soon old, too late smart.

9 posted on 04/14/2014 5:29:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MinorityRepublican

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!


10 posted on 04/14/2014 5:29:34 PM PDT by Arlis
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To: Secret Agent Man

Years of drug/alcohol use doesn’t help either.Liberals tend to be sub-par in the brains dept,then add that.


11 posted on 04/14/2014 5:32:10 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: MinorityRepublican
AS PJ O'Rourke famously declared, "Age and guile will beat youth and a bad haircut every time."
12 posted on 04/14/2014 5:34:47 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Farmer Dean

heh... Wonder what the age is on Colorado...


13 posted on 04/14/2014 5:35:41 PM PDT by bfh333 (William Wallace was right! ~~~ FRRRREEEEEEEEEEEDOM ~~~)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I wonder what they think about this research in Korea, where Starcraft is revered, almost to the status of a national sport.


14 posted on 04/14/2014 5:37:35 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: free from tyranny
Time for CAROUSEL.


15 posted on 04/14/2014 5:39:05 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: bfh333

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.


16 posted on 04/14/2014 5:43:19 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2190863/Semen-good-womens-health-helps-fight-depression.html


17 posted on 04/14/2014 5:44:37 PM PDT by The Right wing Infidel
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To: MinorityRepublican
It's a trade.

Proficiency for wisdom.

That's why young men are Sargents and old men are Generals.

18 posted on 04/14/2014 5:47:47 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Just another attempt to convince people that they are dumbed-down.


19 posted on 04/14/2014 6:04:31 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (What we need is to sucker the fedthugs into a "Tiananmen Square"-like incident on the National Mall!)
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To: The Right wing Infidel

Lemme guess, you’re against people having access to vitamins and minerals.

For their own good, of course.


20 posted on 04/14/2014 6:05:16 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; free from tyranny

RENEW!!


21 posted on 04/14/2014 6:05:32 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: MinorityRepublican

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!

Mel


22 posted on 04/14/2014 6:07:08 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


23 posted on 04/14/2014 6:08:41 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: melsec
I'd say most innovative from 25 to 35.

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.

24 posted on 04/14/2014 6:12:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: The Right wing Infidel

“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.


25 posted on 04/14/2014 6:29:26 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


26 posted on 04/14/2014 6:34:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: Paladin2

I hope to continue attaining wisdom - I have a lot of time to make up for! :)


27 posted on 04/14/2014 6:37:06 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: tbw2

Cures depression? Can’t be true, Barry looks depressed all of the time....


28 posted on 04/14/2014 6:48:55 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: Ingtar

I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.


29 posted on 04/14/2014 7:10:13 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: MinorityRepublican
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.

That's because years of playing Starcraft turns their brains into jello at an early age.

30 posted on 04/14/2014 7:33:40 PM PDT by Ethan Clive Osgoode (<<== Click here to learn about Evolution!)
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To: Ingtar

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.


31 posted on 04/14/2014 8:10:45 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SeekAndFind

“Isaac Newton published his magnus opus — Principia Mathematica when he was in his mid 40’s.”

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.


32 posted on 04/14/2014 8:23:16 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: ottbmare

“I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t 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.


33 posted on 04/14/2014 8:25:07 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

Bob Seger, “Against the Wind.”


34 posted on 04/14/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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