Researchers did a series of experiments on 3000 people aged between 60 to100 and found them wiser than young people.
Wisdom i. e. the trait of utilizing knowledge with common sense develops in old age because of the brain slowing down in adulthood, which results in decreasing impulsivity and emotion in elder people.
By Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technique, researchers also found that activity of four regions of brain, which are responsible for wisdom, is higher in elder people as compare to younger people.
So, it is not a disadvantage that elder people brains respond slowly than younger, they can still learn, but, their brains are less dependent on "feel good" hormones making them appear less driven by emotion and impulsivity.
As a result, their ability to learn does not diminish, the reports added.
Last decade, a new discovery called Neuroplasticity has the ability to generate neurons and synapses in the brain that even after brain damage, for instance, after a stroke; the brain has an amazing ability to regenerate lost function and it appears to continue throughout an individual’s life.