Re: TECH/SCI: Brain Changes

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Mon Apr 24 2000 - 15:16:27 MDT

>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
>Zero Powers wrote:
> > >From: Natasha Vita-More <>
> > >
> > >The article by Casey Walker in Feed magazine has left me a bit
> > >I'm not quite dubious, but I certainly would appreciate more
> > >from someone(s) on the list. Can anyone explain if the following
> > >statements are valid and if so, how much and what type of research has
> > >performed?
> > >
> > >Specific statements that caught my eye:
> > >
> > >
> > >1. "... senses of smell, taste, touch, sight and hearing have
>decreased at
> > >a rate of nearly one percent per year."
> >
> > I'm way dubious. I would certainly like more info about this research.
> > sounds like this research has tested the same 4000 people over a period
> > 20 years. If all they have determined is that people's senses diminish
> > they age, all I can say is "well duh!" If on the other hand they are
> > claiming that the senses of a 20 year old today are 20% less acute than
> > those of a 20 year old of 1980, I'd have to say "show me the data."
>Especially since this is contradicted by evidence that older people's sense
>hearing actually changes over time so that they are MORE sensitive to
>sounds that are typical of rock and roll music (really).

Is that why I don't like the Sex Pistols anymore? Come to think of it, it
has been about 20 years since I listened to that album. Hmmm...


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