Old age begins (in the brain) at the ripe old age of 27.
According to scientists, our mental abilities begin to decline from the age of 27 after reaching a peak at 22.
The researchers studied 2,000 men and women aged 18 to 60 over seven years. The people involved – who were mostly in good health and well-educated – had to solve visual puzzles, recall words and story details and spot patterns in letters and symbols.
At age 27 scientists saw a significant decline in responses to tests on reasoning, speed of thought and spatial visualisation.
This is just awesome. Two weeks before my birthday I find out that I not only have to worry about wrinkles and shit, now I also have to fret over my impending mental decline.