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  • Enhancing cognition in older adults also changes personality

    Engagement in cognitively challenging tasks led to an increase in openness to new experiences, researchers found.

    Engagement in cognitively challenging tasks led to an increase in openness to new experiences, researchers found.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Brent Roberts, call 217-333-2644; email bwrobrts@illinois.edu.
    To contact Elizabeth Stine-Morrow, call 217-244-2167; email eals@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Can An Old Dog Learn (and Want to Experience) New Tricks: Cognitive Training Increases Openness to Experience in Older Adults,” is available from the U. of I. News Bureau.