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While some people are young at heart, others feel older than their age -- and a recent study finds that this 'subjective age' may reflect brain aging. Researchers found that elderly people who feel younger than their age had a younger estimated brain age, compared with those who felt their age, or older than their age. The study is the first to find a link between brain aging and subjective age.
Want to know what goes on inside that beautiful brain of yours? The short answer is: A LOT. This highly complex organ is made up of several highly specialized parts. Though each part has a primary function, some parts play several roles, making some functions a product of many parts working together in harmony. Your memory, for instance, is built by the hippocampus, but organized by the amygdala. The connection, communication and cooperation between these parts are what make your brain such an efficient and amazing thinking machine.
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