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The Myth of Cognitive Decline: Elderly Know More and Use it Better — PsyBlog

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This makes sense:

It’s not that people are forgetting words with age, it’s that there are more words competing for attention. 

People face a similar problem with names: as they age, they learn more names, so one name is harder to recall because it is competing with a larger pool of alternate names in memory.

On top of this, names have become varied.

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