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Sysman
6th January 2012, 06:29
Life ends at 45... Study reveals when our mental powers start to diminish (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/life-ends-at-45-study-reveals-when-our-mental-powers-start-to-diminish-6285644.html)


Huge survey carried out on Whitehall civil servants shows our brains peak earlier that we think

:rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:

TimberWolf
6th January 2012, 07:57
Yeah job for life. Time to vegetate.

You probably peak mentally around the mid 20s as with most else, but experience still counts for much. The other day there was a documentary on hunter-gatherers in Africa, where it was said the most successful hunters were men in their 40s and 50s. Seemingly even something as simple and as physically demanding as that wins by experience.

TimberWolf
6th January 2012, 08:02
You start life with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. The trick is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck.
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mudskipper
6th January 2012, 08:05
I'm not 45 yet and I can barely remember my own name some days.

bobspud
6th January 2012, 08:31
It's not the mind that peaks. Its the hunger...

In my 20's I could pull 48 hour weekend shifts without blinking because bumping my 18k ICL salary up to 28k with overtime was loads of cash and I really wanted cash...
I was learning new products and UNIX versions on my own time and was always into the next new thing... I couldn't do that now. if someone offered me 4K in overtime I would say thanks but I don't need the extra cash.

eek
6th January 2012, 08:48
I'm not 45 yet and I can barely remember my own name some days.

I blame google. I used to try and remember things now that the information is always to hand I don't bother trying to remember anything.

I do however remember disasters. I can never remember why you shouldn't do x but always seem able to remember that doing x is a bad idea.

Troll
6th January 2012, 09:34
I blame google. I used to try and remember things now that the information is always to hand I don't bother trying to remember anything.
The Homer Simpson approach-
" Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?" - I know exactly what you mean!




I do however remember disasters. I can never remember why you shouldn't do x but always seem able to remember that doing x is a bad idea.That's called experience and is very very valuable !