Learning! Are You Peaking?


If you are not 20 years old, you no longer have to live in the knowledge that your mind is slowly fading into oblivion with each moment that passes you by!  New research shows that different mental abilities peak at different times in life, all the way up to our 60s or 70s.

Here's your handy guide to age and peak abilities:

18 years: mental agility
25 years: visual working memory
30-35 years: working memory for numbers
40-60 years: ability to identify other peoples' emotions
65-75 years: vocabulary

So, sure, you might not be quite as quick on your mental feet as you were when you were 18, but you'll keep learning new words until you're an actual senior citizen!

Source: BPS Research Digest

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