Aging Brains and Brain Training

From the exhibition:
Brain: The Inside Story

New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Aging changes the brain. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s destroy neurons and the connections between them, as had been shown in preserved brains and through brain imagery. Studies also suggest that brains remain healthy longer if “exercised” physically and mentally.

Credit: Courtesy of AMNH/D. Finnin

Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.