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Study: African Americans Who Experience Adversity Have Stronger Cognitive Abilities in Old Age

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Have you ever heard those stories being told by your grandparents about how difficult it was when they were kids?  Well, it turns out that many of these stories actually made your grandparents into a stronger people.


A recent study finds that African Americans who went through tough times as children have a greater ability to stay alert and focused for longer periods of time.  The study was completed at the University of California, San Francisco.

The authors of the study claim that early life difficulties such as poverty and other adverse conditions can make you more alert in old age.

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    Then I will be brilliant. I can see the reasoning.

    • Mek Pok

      December 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Are you alluding that, there is a passed down gene called “the superior stay alert and focused black gene” that watered down through the whole Black American gene pool? and to make us more alert than the white americans ?

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