Clever Apes: Staying Sharp with Age

September 27, 2010

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Alexander Karczmar, at 93, is an authority on the brain and a student of the self. (WBEZ/Gabriel Spitzer)
Most of us can expect to slow down as we age. But we all know a few people who stay sharp well into their 80s or even 90s. Chicago-area scientists think those people might have lessons for the rest of us about how the brain works, and why it sometimes breaks down. Gabriel Spitzer has more in the latest installment of WBEZ's science experiment, Clever Apes.