Get Used To It: Decline Begins At 24
By now, if researchers at Simon Fraser University are correct, most SportsGeezer readers have been getting a little slower and a little less sharp for decades. Yes, decades. In fact, based on an analysis of digital performance records of 3,305 StarCraft 2 players aged 16 to 44, researchers have concluded that our cognitive performance starts going downhill at age 24. The good news for those who are well past 24? “Older players, though slower, seem to compensate by employing simpler strategies and using the game’s interface more efficiently than younger players, enabling them to retain their skill, despite cognitive motor-speed loss.” Read more in Science Daily.