The Washington Post has an interesting article on “The Aging Brain” this week. I was particularly drawn to one observation . . .
“Expertise — a composer’s virtuosity or a professor’s knowledge of his subject — remains intact throughout life. Those synapses seem to be set in stone, so an 80-year-old law professor may forget where he left his glasses but still grasp the nuances of torts.”
I will note that they do not suggest that a contracts professor can function in the same way or that contracts contains any nuanced meaning — adding credibility to the study. This is yet another reason for me not to change my class notes after roughly 20 years.
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