Senior Citizens Should Schedule Mentally Challenging Tasks in the Morning

Senior Citizens Should Schedule Mentally Challenging Tasks in the Morning

Senior citizens facing a challenge that will require their brain to be working at its best should schedule it for the morning hours. A new study finds older adults have “morning brains.” They not only perform better on demanding cognitive tasks but also activate the same brain networks responsible for paying attention and suppressing distraction as younger adults, according to Canadian researchers.

The study, published online ahead of print publication in the journal Psychology and Aging, may have yielded some of the strongest evidence yet that there are noticeable differences in brain function across the day for older adults.

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