Myths Concerning the Aging Brain

 

Exploring the Crossroads of Attention and Memory in the Aging Brain: Views from the Inside

Video taken from the channel: University of California Television (UCTV)


 

7 Brain Myths You Thought Were True

Video taken from the channel: Med School Insiders


 

Your Aging Brain: Myths and Truths featuring Janice Knoefel MD & Bill Shuttleworth PhD

Video taken from the channel: Oasis Institute


 

myths about the aging brain (4 minutes)

Video taken from the channel: Amy Sweetman


 

3 Crazy Myths About the Aging Brain and a Few Legitimate Concerns

Video taken from the channel: Sixty and Me


 

Carol Barnes Memory and the Aging Brain

Video taken from the channel: National Academy of Sciences


 

Aging Myths and Facts

Video taken from the channel: mmlearn.org


Here are some of the myths the GCBH examined and why they’re wrong: 1. Older people can’t learn new things. Not so. Trying new activities can actually stimulate cognitive skills.

Seeking 2. You’re stuck with the brain you were born with. Also not true. Brains are made up of cells called neurons.

A new report debunks common myths about how to keep your brain healthy as you age. From brain games to training programs, learn what really works. See These 6 Common Myths About Aging. But misinformation still abounds. The Global Council on Brain Health recently examined and disproved these myths about the aging brain: MYTH: Older people can’t learn new things.

TRUTH: Something as simple as meeting new friends and remembering their names is enough to simulate the brain and keep it active. Here are some of the myths the GCBH examined and why they’re wrong: 1. Older people can’t learn new things. Not so.

Trying new activities can actually stimulate cognitive skills. Seeking 2. You’re stuck with the brain you were born with. Also not true. Brains are.

Yes, in spite of what you’ve heard, diet and mental exercise can improve your aging brain! In today’s video, Dr. Sarah Brewer presents ways to counteract the myths about what getting older inevitably does to your brain – and how to tell when you really do need help.

Brain Myth # 1: Your Brain Can’t Change after 60. Debunking the Myths. Love and music aside, many myths endure about the aging brain, which actually retains its capacity to change over the years due to its plasticity. Myth 1: Crossword puzzles boost brain power.

your life in areas of the brain through a process called neurogenesis. 2 MYTH FACT You can’t learn new things when you are old. Learning can happen at any age when you get involved with cognitively stimulating activities like meeting new people or trying new hobbies.

3 We don’t really know how the brain works. Researchers have made great strides in. We debunk five common myths about aging and give advice on steps you can take to avoid or overcome them. Myth 1: You’ll Sleep Poorly Sleep patterns do change as we age.

8 Myths About the Brain. Separating Facts From Fictions. By. Kendra Cherry.

Myth 1: We Use 10% of our Brains. Myth 2: Brain Damage Is Permanent. Myth 3: People Are Rightor Left-Brained.

Myth 4: Humans Have the Biggest Brains. MYTH#10: Everyone who gets old will develop dementia. REALITY: Only 6%-8% of people over age 65 have dementia and 1/3 of those over age 85 have some dementia symptoms.

MYTH#11: All old people get.

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Recent discoveries showing that adults, even elderly ones, can produce new brain cells as a result of experience (such as exercise) has exploded the myth of adult brain immutability.

“Coaching with the Brain in Mind: Foundations for Practice” by David Rock, Linda J. Page
from Coaching with the Brain in Mind: Foundations for Practice
by David Rock, Linda J. Page
Wiley, 2009

Brain weight and volume decline linearly with age in the average population.66 Beginning at age 20, brain weight declines,66 the cortex thins,67 and the number of glial cells changes depending on type.

“Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E-Book” by Donna J. Cech, Suzanne Tink Martin
from Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E-Book
by Donna J. Cech, Suzanne Tink Martin
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

At the same time, the normal aging brain does not appear to lose synapses (Palmer & Francis, 2006).

“Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course” by Elizabeth D. Hutchison
from Dimensions of Human Behavior: The Changing Life Course
by Elizabeth D. Hutchison
SAGE Publications, 2014

There is also some evidence that with vigorous mental exercise, blood supply to the brain improves through enhanced growth of small blood vessels (“vascularization”).48 Scientists like Arnold Scheibel believe that similar processes take place in the human brain.

“The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World” by Elkhonon Goldberg
from The New Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes in a Complex World
by Elkhonon Goldberg
Oxford University Press, 2009

Reaction time also slows, and aging individuals are distracted more easily; however, recent research shows that the loss of brain cells is minimal and that the older brain is still capable of generating new neurons.

“Kinn's The Clinical Medical Assistant E-Book: An Applied Learning Approach” by Deborah B. Proctor, Brigitte Niedzwiecki, Julie Pepper, P. Ann Weaver, Martha (Marti) Garrels, Helen Mills
from Kinn’s The Clinical Medical Assistant E-Book: An Applied Learning Approach
by Deborah B. Proctor, Brigitte Niedzwiecki, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

The aging brain undergoes other structural changes.

“Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness” by James H. Austin
from Zen and the Brain: Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness
by James H. Austin
MIT Press, 1999

TYPICAL BRAIN AGING Brain shrinkage is just one of many processes that occur in the older brain, some of which, as we shall see, actually bring remarkable benefits.

“Neurofitness: A Brain Surgeon's Secrets to Boost Performance and Unleash Creativity” by Rahul Jandial
from Neurofitness: A Brain Surgeon’s Secrets to Boost Performance and Unleash Creativity
by Rahul Jandial
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019

And so what’s true is that a lot of aging in the body is controlled by the brain.

“The Transhumanism Handbook” by Newton Lee
from The Transhumanism Handbook
by Newton Lee
Springer International Publishing, 2019

They were essentially reversing aging in the brain, according to Ornish.

“Visualization for Weight Loss: The Gabriel Method Guide to Using Your Mind to Transform Your Body” by Jon Gabriel
from Visualization for Weight Loss: The Gabriel Method Guide to Using Your Mind to Transform Your Body
by Jon Gabriel
Hay House, 2015

Unlike the general decline in cortical thickness that occurs with aging, we did not observe any overall decline in brain blood flow with age.

“Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome” by Nancy C. Andreasen
from Brave New Brain: Conquering Mental Illness in the Era of the Genome
by Nancy C. Andreasen
Oxford University Press, 2004

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  • These studies of behavior are fascinating. For example, someone in the car talking to you doesn’t distract you but talking on a phone even hands free does cause a big problem. The first part I did not know until now. There are many very good bits of information in some of these scientific videos from Berkeley.

  • Love this kind of information:) I would love to see a topic on gut health like you mentioned in this video. thanks Margaret! Have a great day <3

  • Can you do a video comparison for being a PA vs a MD? I am currently in school and am back and forth on what route I should do. I am deciding either PA neurosurgery or Neurologist with a MD.

  • Dr. Jubbal thank you I am recovering from TBI and knowing and discovering your channell is a great breath of fresh air keep it up

    Thaaank you

  • Thanks for watching everyone! If you’d like to learn more about the science of music and studying, I have a video for you to watch: https://youtu.be/k2EAdxB8dXw

  • Not to sound pessimistic, but if we’re defining smart as being intelligent and measure “being intelligent” with the IQ score, the 7. myth is not actually so much of a myth. It seems as though you can not improve your IQ, you can only lower it. Of course, you can minimize factors that temporarily or permanently lower it, but you can not actively increase it. And you basically hit your peek IQ with 8 hours of sleep, a good diet and some exercise, which is what everyone here probably already does.

  • I loved hearing that eating dark chocolate every day is good for you as I’ve been doing that for years. Great topic, very interesting ��

  • unfortunately you debunked some brain myths but put up some new ones as part of your reasoning

    like “the concentration of neurons is the reason we’re smart” or “neurogenesis makes you smarter”

  • It’s a funny coincidence that you talked about the whole 10% myth. I enjoy sci-fi movies but they almost always say the same thing when talking about intelligence. It’s frustrating because they’re misleading so many people knowingly