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Aging and mental training

A University of Florida study has shown that older adults who received just 10 sessions of mental training showed long-lasting improvements in memory, reasoning and speed of processing five years later. "Showing that training gains are maintained over five years is a stunning result," says Beckman researcher and U. of I. educational psychology professor Elizabeth Stine-Morrow, "because it suggests that a fairly modest intervention in practicing cognitive skills can have relatively long-term effects."

Published on Feb. 7, 2007

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