The Brain Science Behind Aging and Forgetting

Are younger people smarter? Are older people wiser? Living longer affects the brain, but exactly how may surprise you

Kathleen Murphy
Wise & Well
Published in
5 min readMar 7, 2024

--

Purchased iStock image — DrAfter123

Solomon Shereshevsky, a Russian journalist in the 1920s, was known as “The Man Who Could Not Forget.” He could effortlessly recall long lists of numbers or nonsensical information, books of…

--

--

Kathleen Murphy
Wise & Well

Health writer and essayist offering insights into physical and emotional wellness and successful aging. Subscribe: https://kathleenamurphy.medium.com/subscribe