'The older you get, the wiser you become.' You've been saying it to your kids and grandkids for years. Well, now there's finally scientific evidence to back up your claims.
Research shows that our brains do slow down as we age, but that may actually be a good thing. Younger people are more impulsive because their brains are ruled by the chemicals that fuel emotion. Older people's brains, on the other hand, take longer to process stimuli, so we take more time to think before we act. Our reactions are based more on reason than on emotion.
So the next time your kids accuse you of being behind the times, just pat their hands and say, 'you'll understand when your brain is fully developed.'