Re: TECH/SCI: Brain Changes

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Mon Apr 24 2000 - 12:18:15 MDT

>From: Natasha Vita-More <>
>The article by Casey Walker in Feed magazine has left me a bit perplexed.
>I'm not quite dubious, but I certainly would appreciate more information
>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 been
>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. It
sounds like this research has tested the same 4000 people over a period of
20 years. If all they have determined is that people's senses diminish as
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."


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