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Some cognitive skills improve with age, research shows

Some cognitive skills improve with age, studies show. (Dani Ferrasanjose/Getty Images)
Some cognitive skills improve with age, studies show. (Dani Ferrasanjose/Getty Images)

A growing body of research shows that some cognitive skills improve with age. Some studies show that while mental processing speed may slow down, people get better at recognizing multiple perspectives.

Olivia Goldhill, an investigative reporter at STAT, joins host Scott Tong.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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