In the Media

Higher education does not influence brain aging

2021-05-04

The NEAR Steering Board member, Lars Nyberg, was interviewed on Swedish science radio (“Vetenskapsradion”) about his newly published study in PNAS, which found that higher education does not influence brain aging.

The study includes more than 2000 individuals from several European countries from the Lifebrain consortium. The study found that highly educated individuals have slightly larger brain volumes than less educated persons, but their brains shrink at the same rate throughout life.

 

 

Read the article in PNAS 

Listen to the interview (in Swedish)

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Miia Kivipelto – New book “How to decrease the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease”

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Karl Michaëlsson – In most cases vitamin D supplements are unnecessary

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Ingmar Skoog – “An encroachment with isolation and a restraining order”

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