Researchers: Seniors can Learn New Skills Despite Growing Age

American researchers conducted a string of examinations on 3,000 people between the age group 60 and 100 to discover what ensues in the brain, as it grows old.

They found that older people can still learn new things, but their brains are less reliant on feel good hormones making them appear less motivated by feeling and spontaneity.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists Congress in Edinburgh was told that this in real meaning, is wisdom.

Professor Dilip Jeste of the University of California, San Diego, said that the reality that elderly people are sluggish in reacting compared to younger people, is extensively observed as a shortcoming. But, that's not the case all the time.

Dilip said, "The elderly brain is less dopamine-dependent, making people less impulsive and controlled by emotion. Older people also less likely to respond thoughtlessly to negative emotional stimuli because their brains have slowed down compared to younger people”.

MRI scans have also recognized the four areas of the brain, which add to wisdom, with senior people showing a greater level of movement between these areas compared to the youngsters.

Scans of elder people's brains also discovered that their capability to acquire new skills was unreduced, in spite of their growing age.