Being a Leader Prolongs Life

One should pursue a career in order to protect oneself from diseases and memory problems in the old age.

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The scientists from the University of New South Wales have discovered that being a leader among other people initiates structural changes in the brain, protecting memory and the center of learning in the old age.

The researchers have established a link between managerial experience, high working efficiency, and the size of the hippocampus (the zone of the brain which is responsible for learning and memory) at the age of 80 years.

The scientists comment that managing people requires constant mental activity that involves problem solving, development of short-term memory and the ability to be in the shoes of another person. With time, this can lead to real structural changes in the brain. So, if you want to stay with the sound mind when in the elderly age – be a leader!

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