Tag: university of michigan

‘Cross-talk’ in the Brain Slows Responses in Old Age

New research suggests that breakdowns in certain brain connections could be responsible for slowed physical reaction times as we age. Commonly known is that one side of the brain controls the opposite side of the body. Researchers call this äóìCross-talk.” This is regulated by an area of the brain called...

read more

More Middle-aged Americans Reporting Mobility Disabilities

More older, middle-aged Americans are reporting serious mobility-related disabilities and difficulties performing activities of daily living than ever before. Researchers at the RAND Corporation and the University of Michigan looked at responses to the ‰ÛÏ1997 to 2007 National Health Interview Survey,‰Û and found a significant increase in the number of...

read more