Age and Processing Speed

Age and Processing Speed

How quickly the brain processes information changes throughout life. Find out at which age our brains are in their prime for sheer processing speed.



National Geographic Channel

Our brains change in many ways throughout the course of our lives and have different strengths and weaknesses at different stages of development. In this video, Brain Games experts explain changes in brain processing speed. Three participants of three distinct ages—10, 20, and 47 years—race to complete a task that tests their working memory, ability to multitask and ultimately the ability to process information quickly.

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Chandana Jasti, National Geographic Society
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Andrew Rasner, National Geographic Society
Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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