“Myth of Cognitive Decline” Q&A

Provider Magazine has just published a Q&A with Michael on the myth of cognitive decline. Michael discusses the cultural origins of the myth, why overturning it may contribute to the social good, and the public’s reaction to this research. A brief excerpt:

“the myth has its roots in the way people have tended to think about our minds historically—and in the way that people often still tend to think about their minds. …just as learning to think about our bodies as part of the natural world has helped people understand how to better take care of their physical health, thinking about our minds as part of the natural world can help us make sense of the changes we experience as our minds grow older. “