Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Well, THIS is Good News!

Bring on the wrinkles

"The older I get, the more I live on that 1971 plug from Clairol: “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.” That slogan, as one can imagine, sold lots and lots of hair dye. Today, however, it’s not selling anything except perhaps the wisdom of looking differently at aging, or, in this case, maturing. (Yes, there’s a difference.)
“The link between structure (of the cerebral cortex – that is, the outer landscape of the brain) and personality may help explain how we mature as we get older,” New Scientists reports.

“Folds and wrinkles are thought to increase the surface area of the brain, but make the cortex thinner. The cortex continues to stretch and fold throughout childhood and adolescence, and into adulthood. As we grow up, people generally become less neurotic, and more conscientious and agreeable.”

"Creative, too!

"So, instead of bye-bye gray, we can welcome the passing of years that more often than not gives way to bye-bye neurosis and that too-often, but most unwelcome guest, mood swings.

"That’s science, not a slogan … and I’m sticking to it!"


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