While most of us think that we’ll start forgetting names and having “senior moments” at age 50 or 60, a new study says our brains start slowing down at the amazingly young age of 24.
The results of the study suggest that your brain is strongest at age 24 – and then declines 15% every 15 years from that point.
Luckily, the brain adapts as it gets weaker and ends up relying more on experience than instinct – and setting aside information it believes it won’t need.
In other words, your brain will learn how to work smarter but not as hard as it did before you reached 24. (Time)