Academic Education Can Positively Affect Aging of the Brain

The benefits of good education and lifelong learning extend into old age. Current findings from the Longitudinal Healthy Aging Brain (LHAB) Database, a longitudinal study led by Prof. Dr. Lutz Jäncke and Dr. Susan Mérillat (both URPP DynAge), show that certain degenerative processes over time are reduced in the brains of those with a university education. Their brains are better able to compensate age-related cognitive and neural limitations. You can learn about these exciting findings here.

URPP Dynamcis of Healthy Aging