Brain’s Memory Strategies Change As You Age

“We found that the way our brain organizes its communications changes as we age,” said co-author Kimberly Schlesinger, a Ph.D. student at UC Santa Barbara. “Even though we saw different patterns of brain activity in older people, we didn’t see any changes in memory performance. This suggests that while older people have less synchronized communication across their entire brains, they may be compensating for this by using different strategies to successfully remember things.”….. Link to the UCSB report here

Brain activity UC Santa Barbara
Credit: UC Santa Barbara Groups of regions in the brain that synchronize their activity during memory-related tasks get smaller and more numerous with age.