How Seniors Can Get a Cognitive Boost
Research shows that older people can make better decisions if they rely more on their emotions
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Joseph Mikels is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at DePaul University. He is the director of the Emotion and Cognition Laboratory, where his team studies emotion-cognition interactions across the adult life span. Most recently, has focused on the role of emotion in decision making, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, grant # SES-1139554.