Cluttered Memories From a Lifetime of Knowledge

As we age, many of us have difficulty retrieving memories. Researchers propose an explanation for why this might be happening: the brains of older adults allocate more space to accumulated knowledge and have more material to navigate when attempting to access memories.

Cell Press. “Lifetime of knowledge can clutter memories of older adults.” ScienceDaily. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220211111852.htm (accessed February 11, 2022).

But this still doesn’t explain why I can’t remember where I put my coffee cup.

17 thoughts on “Cluttered Memories From a Lifetime of Knowledge

  1. Interesting. But I don’t think it’s a spatial storage sort of thing. A 30 year old who has accumulated extensive knowledge does not have trouble retrieving names. I think it has to do more with aging neurons.

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