They're called "senior moments" by many — you lose your keys, forget the name of someone you've met before, walk into a room and you don't remember why.
The thinking goes, "senior moments" happen more frequently as we age, and our cognitive thinking, overall, declines.
Not necessarily so, says new research out of MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital.
In fact, though some skills — like pairing numbers and symbols — peak in the late teens, other skills — like reading people's emotions — peak in midlife and stick around for decades.
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