Higher education might contribute to compensating for vascular damages in the brain?

Higher education level is associated with better cognition, and with a more protected brain. However, many other factors contribute to  brain preservation during aging, such as having a lifestyle engaged in cognitive, leisure, physical or social activities or keeping a healthy diet. In a recent study by the University of Barcelona, highly educated seniors (aged over 60) showed better cognitive performance and increased thickness of grey matter in anterior parts of the brain as compared to less educated seniors.

Lifebrain Monthly E-Newsletter, January 2018

Tags: cognition, higher education, vascular damage, memory functions
Published Jan. 24, 2018 12:23 PM - Last modified Jan. 25, 2018 10:01 AM