News Stories relating to "wisdom"
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Is the old adage "older and wiser"
true? A recent study suggests that it is. A psychologist found that in the US, older folks have more of it than younger people, despite the fact that we seem to admire youth so much here. Surprisingly, he found the opposite in Japan, a...
Thursday, June 30, 2011
When people can learn what others think--over the internet or through news programs, for instance--the usual wisdom of crowds
may veer towards mass ignorance. We especially tend to see this during election seasons
Sunday, April 11, 2010
It's really true! - Old people (with gray hair) have bad memories, right? It's not as simple as that. A new study has found evidence that the older brain's weakened ability to filter out irrelevant information may actually give aging adults an ADVANTAGE over their younger people: It may be what's behind what we call wisdom....