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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Linguistic Ability Predicts Graceful Aging

Nuns with linguistic ability as young women aged more gracefully than those who couldn't write well.1

  1. "A study in the New England Journal of Medicine (1996) looked at 93 elderly nuns and examined the autobiographies they had written 60 years earlier, just as they were joining a convent. The nuns whose essays were complex and dense with ideas remained sharp into their eighties and nineties." "Making Our Minds Last a Lifetime."Katherine Greider, Jill Neimark. Psychology Today. Accessed 6/9/09.

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