The Secrets of ‘Cognitive Super-Agers’

June 21, 2021

Yaakov Stern, a neuropsychologist and the director of cognitive neuroscience at Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, said that while resistant individuals may be spared much of the brain pathology typical of Alzheimer’s disease, resilient individuals have what researchers call a cognitive reserve that enables them to cope better with pathological brain changes. ... “Controlled trials of exercise have shown that it improves cognition,” Dr. Stern said. “It’s not just a result of better blood flow to the brain. Exercise thickens the cerebral cortex and the volume of the brain, including the frontal lobes that are associated with cognition.” [read more]

Source: The New York Times