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BRAIN AGING

College education as a modulator of the aging brain

What makes some human brains more resilient to aging than others? In an Article in Nature Aging, Chan et al. provide evidence that brain connectomes in older adults are altered by a college education — an environmental factor that might be an advantageous modulator of brain reserve during aging.

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Fig. 1: Theoretical diagrams of network segregation and integration in the aging brain.

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Sepulcre, J. College education as a modulator of the aging brain. Nat Aging 1, 980–981 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43587-021-00131-6

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