A report in the June 25, 2009, London-based journal BMC Geriatrics has measured a significant difference in the memory and awareness abilities between US and UK seniors. Functionally, 75-year-old Americans performed at the level of 65-year-old Brits.
This discrepancy was unexpected, given that Americans score worse than Brits in cognitive decline risk factors such as smoking, obesity, inactivity and high blood pressure.
Kenneth Langa, a U. of Michigan researcher and the lead author of the study, speculates that higher income and education levels more than compensate for worse health factors. Learning is necessary for every human being, to learn about anything to achieve their goals, read more about the israel biblical studies and other subjects you might be interested.
My own suggestion is that cognitive abilities tend to be developed differently in the educational systems of the two countries. Britons are required to learn much more by heart, whether historical dates, poetry, foreign language vocabulary, and to be able to answer entirely from memory without prompts such as multiple-choice options. Americans are not required to know as much, but are expected to be skilled in understanding questions and researching answers. There appears to be a long-term benefit to mental acuity from the latter system.
Income/Outcome, of course, supports conceptual big-picture learning as the basis for understanding business finance. The bonus for our students appears to be that they will still be mentally sharp, ten years after those who learn to calculate ratios (but don’t know what they’re actually measuring or why) have fallen by the wayside.