Smashing Stereotypes About Aging

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Aging

    You likely have heard that memory fades as you get older. But how much of that is accurate, and how much is an illusion? Every year you get older, it feels like you go further down a path of irreversible oblivion, like Alice falling down a rabbit hole of foggy forgetfulness. You may be more in control of your memor... Read more

General, Memory, memory loss
August 31, 2020

The Rashomon Effect: The Different Ways an Event is Remembered

Work together to create a collective memory

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Who Is Telling the Truth? Scientific studies have proven eyewitness testimonies unreliable, with many organizations clamoring against their use in court. However, in many cases, each witness is still telling the truth — or the truth as they perceive it. Although not purposefully deceitful, their... Read more

General, Memory, Stories
August 24, 2020

Why You Get Happier as You Age

Though many young people think that life is “all downhill from here,” research shows that the older years of our life are also our happiest.

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Old people are happier

Which period of life was your happiest?  Chances are you’d say young adulthood. Your body is in great shape, and friends and family surround you. The world is your oyster. However, research suggests that the older you get, the happier you become. Despite a decline in physical and cognitive abilities, ... Read more

General, Memories, family, Family Stories
August 3, 2020
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