Part of the brain not affected by age

The area of the brain that controls spatial attention may not be affected by aging, a recent study has found.

Dr Joanna Brooks tested the spatial attention skills of 60 people aged between 18-38 and 55-95.

There was no difference between the test responses of the younger and older groups.

Spatial attention skills are vital for activities such as walking, driving and using objects.

The research may help to understand how the brain is affected by diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Read more at University of Adelaide

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