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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SNAC Newsletter – 2021

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The newsletter of the Swedish National study on Aging and Care (SNAC), 2021 has been published. SNAC includes the local databases of NEAR – Kungsholmen (SNAC-K), Blekinge (SNAC-B), Nordanstig (SNAC-N), and Skåne (SNAC-S). Read newsletter here (in Swedish)  

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It’s never too late to learn new things

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The NEAR Steering Board member, Lars Nyberg, was interviewed in the daily newspaper DN on the aging brain and learning processes. Lars explains that we can learn new things throughout life, however at a slower pace, as compared to younger adults. Therefore, more time and practice may be needed but trying new things can be […]