|The human brain|
Credit to: The Digital Anatomist
In order to test the powers of the brain people who took part in the studies had to solve puzzles, remember spoken words and retell a story.
In 9 out of 12 tests people got their best results at the age of 22. Memory stays good until 37 , long-term knowledge and general information increases until the age of 60.
The study shows that the ageing of the brain starts much earlier than we think. If we understand what goes on in the brain at an early age, we may find out what goes wrong in diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Vocabulary Words: Read the vocabulary words and the example sentences. Make your own sentence using the vocabulary word/s afterwards.
1. disease (n.): illness
- Example: Cancer is a very serious disease.
2. increase (v.): to go up
- Example: My salary will increase next month.
3. long-term knowledge (n.): information that you remember for a longer time
- Example: Native language is a type of a long-term knowledge.
4. strength (n.): power
- Example: United States' strength is incomparable.
5. study (n.): work you do to find out about a problem
- Example: The study about cancer cure is improving.
Comprehension Questions: Read and answer the questions.
1. What happens to the brain when a person reaches the age of 27?
2. How did the scientists prove that the brain works best at the age of 22?
3. How did the scientists test the power of the brain?
Agree or Disagree: Explain your answer.
1. I have an excellent memory.