antdude writes "Medical Xpress says "the older we get, the more difficulty we seem to have remembering things. We reassure ourselves that our brains' 'hard drives (HDs)' are too full to handle the new information that comes in daily. But a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist suggests that our aging brains are unable to process this information as 'new' because the brain pathways leading to the hippocampus become degraded over time. As a result, our brains cannot accurately 'file' new information."
Seen on Neatorama."
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