Race, Gender and Alzheimer's
Dr. Samuel Gandy is a professor of neurology, psychiatry, and Alzheimer's disease research at Mount Sinai Hospital. He is also associate director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and chairman emeritus of the National Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Alzheimer's Association.
Dr. Gandy is an international expert in the metabolism of the amyloid proteins that clog the brain in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Are women and African-Americans at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s—as some data suggests—or are there other factors in play?
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- Learn to recognize failure and know the big difference between panicking and choking.
- At Big Think Edge, Malcolm Gladwell teaches how to check your inner critic and get clear on what failure is.
It's not just a case of "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger."
- A new study suggests children who endure trauma grow up to be adults with more empathy than others.
- The effect is not universal, however. Only one kind of empathy was greatly effected.
We take fewer mental pictures per second.
- Recent memories run in our brains like sped-up old movies.
- In childhood, we capture images in our memory much more quickly.
- The complexities of grownup neural pathways are no match for the direct routes of young brains.
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