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Getting smarter while getting older Brains that maintain healthy nerve connections as we age help keep us sharp in later life. An Age UK-funded project at the University has found that older people with robust brain wiring - that is, the nerve fibres that connect different, distant brain areas - can process information quickly and that this makes them generally smarter. According to the findings, joining distant parts of the brain together with better wiring improves mental performance, suggesting that intelligence is not found in a single part of the brain.

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