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School Kills Brain Cells??

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posted on Jan, 16 2007 @ 04:42 AM

Study: Higher Education Rots Your Brain

Thursday, January 11, 2007

By Andrea Thompson

Going to college is a no-brainer for those who can afford it, but higher education actually tends to speed up mental decline when it comes to fumbling for words later in life.

Participants in a new study, all more than 70 years old, were tested up to four times between 1993 and 2000 on their ability to recall 10 common words read aloud to them.

Those with more education were found to have a steeper decline over the years in their ability to remember the list, according to a new study detailed in the current issue of the journal Research on Aging.

SOURCE >> Fox News

Great... and just as I enroll in college.
I just enrolled at MTSU as a Mass Communications Major in the Electronic Media Department with an emphasis on Production. I get to take an astronomy course this semester! Woo hoo!

[edit on 16-1-2007 by damajikninja]

posted on Jan, 17 2007 @ 03:01 PM
This might be a better forum for this..

Education and Media

I saw the study too, though. Interesting.

posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 02:46 AM
Don't worry, school may kill brain cells, but life just kills.



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