One of my favorite scientific theories may be right after all.
I always figured when one gets old, our brain slows down because it gets clogged with a lot of stuff.
After all, when you approach your elder years you have done damn near everything and met thousands of people and read lots of books and figured lots of things out.
And all that stuff gets stashed in your brain and it starts getting crowded after a while.
Then your brain stays fairly empty and people call you an airhead and you watch Fox News.
We all know more than a few of those.
Now, a new scientific study seems to say – hey, he’s right!
From some big-shot university in Germany:
The brains of older people only appear to slow down because they have so much information to compute, much like a filled-up hard drive.
I’ve been saying that for years.
I should be getting some credit here.
Anyway, back to this paper obviously stolen from my earlier work.
Older people do not get fuzz brain with age, it just takes us longer to remember stuff because we have lotsa junk in our brains to sort through as we look for the proper answer.
It’s like when your hard drive gets full – old folks take longer to access the stuff in their head because there’s so much of it and it’s all squished together.
Here’s the scientific conclusion: “The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.”
Shifting through all this stuff looking for someone’s name or where you left your keys is a lot of work and one has to rest afterwards.
It also explains why old folks look at youngsters and say, “You don’t know a damn thing”, because their brains are still empty.
I am vindicated and I’m sure those scientists will be grumpy when they find out I got there first.