Does high education affect how the brain ages?

Contrary to common belief, a new Lifebrain study finds that higher education does not slow brain aging. All brains shrink with age, and the dominant view has been that more education slows the rate of shrinking. However, the evidence has been inconclusive because studies have mostly been cross-sectional without following the rate of change over time. But thanks to Lifebrain data, we have been able to track brain changes in individuals over many years. The results were published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS).

Read more in the Lifebrain e-newsletter April 2021.

Published May 27, 2021 11:58 AM - Last modified May 27, 2021 12:00 PM