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Is It True That One's Intelligence Starts Coming Down After The Age Of 45?

  1. ngureco profile image84
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Is It True That One's Intelligence Starts Coming Down After The Age Of 45?

  2. nadp profile image74
    nadpposted 8 years ago

    That has been the accepted theory (although I think the age would be quite a bit younger than 45).  HOWEVER - there is brand new brain research out that has discovered that exercise - both physical and mental can reverse this.  That new brain cells are actually created - at any age!

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    Schizophrenic Duoposted 8 years ago

    I am 61 and I am just as stupid as I always was, so, I have not noticed any difference. :-)

  4. Brendon Floyd profile image73
    Brendon Floydposted 8 years ago

    I just heard an interview on NPR, 'Fresh Air', and they were talking about intelligence and old age. Apparently you do not lose brain cells the older you get nor do you lose intelligence. They think the mind learns to go on “auto-plot” and that is what makes us forgetful or appear less intelligent. In fact the older one gets the more critical the mind becomes (assuming one has had a healthy life). You should check the program out: The Surprising Strengths Of The Middle-Aged Brain

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years ago

    Someone said that it is popular consensus that the IQ begins to decline at age 45. It does not. read more

 
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