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Brain Scans Show How Multitasking Is Harder for Seniors | Wired Science | Wired.com

Gazzaley suspected that elderly people would focus excessively on distractions. Instead, their average brain activity was little different from their younger counterparts when presented with the distracting face. Differences emerged afterward: When the portrait was removed, its activity lingered in elderly brains, while quickly dissipating from younger ones. When the landscape was re-introduced, elderly brains were slow to pick up, and younger brains fast.

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Thanks Emily!

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