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Your brain might be slowing down a bit sooner than you think. A new study suggests some people's cognitive motor skills begins to slowly diminish after the age of 24.Cognitive motor skills are a human's ability to process thoughts then react to them. This new study finds that reaction time might decrease, not at 60, 50 or even 40. Try in your 20s.The study was put together by three Canadian researchers from Simon Fraser University. They found cognitive motor skills peaked at the age of 24, not after retirement.In order to figure this out, the researchers gathered data from a group of more than 3,000 players of the fast-moving computer war game Starcraft 2, from ages 16 to 42, during game play.The researchers looked at the gamers' performance data to determine how quickly they responded to different scenarios. The study revealed that players had decreased or slow-down in a measure of cognitive speed that is known to be important for performance beginning around the age of 24.
"World of Warcraft" isn't just for nerds and Mr. T -- it's also great for older folks.TG Daily and other outlets have discovered a study in the journal Computers in Human Behavior that found older adults who played the online game saw their cognitive skills improve.Researchers split 39 men and women between the ages of 60 and 77 into two groups. One group played "World of Warcraft" and the other didn't. Compared to the control group, some who played the game showed improved focus and spatial orientation.
Son of a bitch...this is why I was so good at CS in my early 20s.. and now I am 33 freakin years old.. and I suck at CS GO
Nope. My twitch ability was fantastic and now I have to resort to other ways to get my kills in ie camping.
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