[Baypiggies] Chompapps Position - from Issue 31

Damon McCormick damonmc at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 11:31:16 CET 2009

>From the same article/study: "abilities based on accumulated knowledge, such
as performance on tests of vocabulary or general information, increased
until age 60".  Of course, this is just one study.

And correlation does not imply causation.   Perhaps most people use their
learning and problem solving skills heavily while in school and then these
skills taper off from disuse.  This effect would not apply to someone in a
profession where their day-to-day work involved learning and problem


On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 12:00 AM, <resmith at runbox.com> wrote:

> Age discrimination is a difficult subject.  People work till they are in
> their 50's and 60's, and even 70's. And companies should treat them or
> consider them as candidates equally that entire time as they do a much
> younger person according to the law. But does their brain stay at the same
> level the entire time? This study says that it peaks at 22 and starts to
> dwindle at age 27:
> http://www.thirdage.com/brain-fitness/when-does-your-brain-function-peak
> Virtually everyone would agree that an 80 year old person would
>  underperform a 22 year old college graduate in a programming assignment.
> But at what point did the person 80 start to underperform the 22 year old?
> Was it at 70? 60? 50? 40? 30?   If the answer isn't 70, then there is a
> problem.
> Rob
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