Receive updates about our latest products in your inbox

Register For Our Next Webinar

Supporting the Immune System Through the Gut-Immune Axis

About Us

For over 40 years, Biotics Research Corporation has revolutionized the nutritional supplement industry by utilizing “The Best of Science and Nature”. Combining nature’s principles with scientific ingenuity, our products magnify the nutritional

Search the Blog

    Study Finds Positive Outlook Slows Memory Decline

    iStock-1207054632A new paper published in the journal Psychological Science showed that people who were generally more cheerful and enthusiastic were less likely to suffer steep memory decline later in life. This propensity to experience positive emotions is known as “positive affect” in psychology. The national study tracked 991 middle-aged to older US adults over three time periods, 10 years apart from each other. Each study assessed a range of positive emotions that the participants had experienced over the course of 30 days. The final assessment also tested the participants’ memory by asking them to recall words immediately after a presentation and then again 15 minutes later. 

    Results were measured by analyzing the relationship between positive affect and memory decline, taking into account such things as age, gender, education, depression, negative affect, and extraversion. The researchers found that, although memory consistently declined with age, "...individuals with higher levels of positive affect had a less steep memory decline over the course of almost a decade," as stated by lead author Emily Hittner, a graduate PhD from Northwestern University.

    Related Biotics Research Products:




    Submit your comment

    Related Post

    How Intensive Physical Exercise Improves Memory

    A recent study from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) aimed to discover the link between sports and memory. The results, ...

    Learn more

    Regenerating the Brain's Immune System Boosts Memory

    A fascinating new paper published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation, by RMIT University, has found that the brain’s mi...

    Learn more