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- 10/12(木) 16:00(JST)より、Thomas Hills氏の特別講演「The Aging Mind: Why Learning Makes You Older」を行います
10/12(木) 16:00(JST)より、Thomas Hills氏の特別講演「The Aging Mind: Why Learning Makes You Older」を行います
The Aging Mind: Why Learning Makes You Older
The aging mind is usually described as a story of biological degradation. Telomeres unravel, antagonistic pleiotropies cause neural aging, and cognitive representations crystalize and become inflexible. More generally, numerous observations suggest that as measures of fluid intelligence decline across the lifespan, measures of crystalized intelligence (e.g., vocabulary) increase. Could increasing crystallized intelligence cause a reduction in fluid abilities? Using several data sets of empirical observations on the aging mental lexicon we've collected over the past decade, I will demonstrate how thinking about these problems from a slightly different perspective provides a simple and elegant solution to aging phenotypes as a consequence of lifelong learning. I will provide a model using network analysis to demonstrate this effect.
Professor·University of Warwick
Thomas Hills is a behavioural scientist at the University of Warwick and Director of the Behavioural and Data Science MSc. His research focuses on cognitive search and the exploration/exploitation trade-off in memory and language across the lifespan.