18 March 2009

Softer brains for more happiness

So, the bad news is that brain decline begins at age 27, according to the BBC.

The good news is that our 'mellowing' brains are actually happier and less neurotic, according to another BBC article.

And what about those 'brain training' claims? A hoax, according to BBC.

What actually does make a difference? Exercise, a healthy diet and an active social life. So, hanging out with friends is like exercise for the brain. And it's free. Nice.

I'll close with one of my favorite quotes (I don't know who said it, and I'm pretty sure I didn't come up with it): "The key to aging happily is a healthy body and a soft memory."

Have a happy, brainy day.