Joe Thompson

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Name: Joe Thompson
First reported Apr 19 2014 - Updated Apr 20 2014 - 2 reports

Brain function peaks at 24, but it's not all downhill

A new study has revealed that a person’s cognitive performance peaks at the age of 24, at which point begins to decline with age.Most folks believe this decline occurs during middle age around the time they reach 45 years of age, but researchers for the ... [Published EMax Health - Apr 20 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Big changes on White Plains Road shopping strip

White Plains Road continues to experience its growing pains.Six storefronts on the east Bronx shopping strip are either boarded up or actively seeking new tenants as rents rise and a new crop of businesses – catering to shoppers with more money to spend ... [Published Bronx Times - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 2 reports

Brain starts to slow down at 24, study suggests

The analysis of a group of people playing the popular strategy video game Starcraft 2 revealed that age-related brain performance starts declining at 24 years.Researchers at Simon Fraser University studied 3,305 people, mostly men, aged 16 to 44, as they ... [Published Radio Canada International - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

The Power of a 24-Year-Olds Mind

Posted Thursday, April 17th 2014 @ 6am  by KTRH’s Nikki CourtneyCyberspace has been a-twitter about new research claiming our brains peak at age 24 and it’s downhill from there.Uh….not really true.Joe Thompson , a psychology doctoral student at Simon ... [Published NewsRadio 740 - KTRH - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Transaero Airlines extends Little Red codeshare

Russia’s Transaero Airlines has extended its codeshare with Virgin Atlantic to include Virgin’s Little Red domestic flights.The deal means Transaero can offer connections to its Heathrow-Moscow flights from Edinburgh, Manchester and Aberdeen. The partnership ... [Published TTG Digital - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

StarCraft II Study Indicates Cognitive Decline Begins At Age 24

Image Caption: Joe Thompson, an SFU psychology doctoral student, has co-authored a newly published paper that explains why we're over the hill after age 24. Credit: Simon Fraser ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 8 reports

Is it all downhill (cognitively-speaking) after age 24?

StarCraft2 Researchers analyzed thousands of hours of stored data from the performance records of 3,305 StarCraft2 players, aged 16 to 44.Thought you had until at least age 50 to worry about your brain slowing down?Well, think again (and quickly, ... [Published MinnPost - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Human Brain’s Cognitive Speed Starts Decline After Age 24

© Showface | Dreamstime.com Toronto, Ontario – The cognitive speed of a human being starts a gradual decline not upon hitting retirement age at 65 or even upon reaching the benchmark age of senior citizen status at age 50. Rather, the process kicks in ... [Published ECanadaNow - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 9 reports

We're over the hill at 24, study says -- ScienceDaily

It's a hard pill to swallow, but if you're over 24 years of age you've already reached your peak in terms of your cognitive motor performance, according to a new Simon Fraser University study. SFU's Joe Thompson, a psychology doctoral student, associate ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Logan's Run Was Right: After Age 24, It's All Downhill

If you're over 24 years of age you've already reached your peak in terms of your cognitive motor performance, according to a new paper.   Simon Fraser University doctoral student Joe Thompson, associate professor Mark Blair, Thompson's thesis supervisor, ... [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Canadian Researchers Say 'Over The Hill' Begins At Age 24

Canadian Researchers Say ‘Over The Hill’ Begins At Age 24"Over the hill" begins at 24? Oh really? All I have to say to those Canadian researchers is " get off my damn lawn !" Thanks to Yakk for the link.Psychology doctoral student Joe Thompson teamed ... [Published Hard OCP - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Joe Thompson, National Academy of Public Administration

Mon Apr 14th, 2014A House panel recently held back-to-back hearings: one with NASA AdministratorCharles Bolden on the agency's budget request, and the other with the authors of areport on security at NASA centers. NASA is under pressure to show Congress ... [Published Federal News Radio 1500 AM - Apr 14 2014]

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Don't write the older players off just yet.  The Huffington Post  reports the lead doctoral student, Joe Thompson, said,  "older players, though slower, seem to compensate by employing simpler strategies and using the game's interface more efficiently than younger players, enabling them to retain their skill, despite cognitive motor-speed loss."
...of cognitive speed that is known to be important for performance," says SFU psychology doctoral student Joe Thompson, the lead author of the study. "this cognitive performance decline is present even at higher levels of skill."
...statistical modeling, the researchers found about how players responded to their opponents and more importantly, how long they took to react. "our research tells a new story about human development" Thompson added...

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Brain function peaks at 24, but it's not all do... [Published EMax Health - Apr 20 2014]
Medical News Today: Our cognitive skills declin... [Published Medical News Today - Apr 19 2014]
Big changes on White Plains Road shopping strip [Published Bronx Times - Apr 18 2014]
The Power of a 24-Year-Olds Mind [Published NewsRadio 740 - KTRH - Apr 17 2014]
Transaero Airlines extends Little Red codeshare [Published TTG Digital - Apr 17 2014]
Brain starts to slow down at 24, study suggests [Published Radio Canada International - Apr 16 2014]
StarCraft II Study Indicates Cognitive Decline ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
Humans' cognitive development peaks by age 24, ... [Published SCPR - Apr 16 2014]
AK Transaero : Transaero Airlines and Virgin At... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 16 2014]
Transaero Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways ... [Published Aviator Aero - Apr 16 2014]
Is it all downhill (cognitively-speaking) after... [Published MinnPost - Apr 16 2014]
StarCraft II Study Indicates... [Published Red Orbit - Apr 16 2014]
Cognitive function: Is it all downhill from age... [Published WSOC-TV - Apr 16 2014]
We’re over the hill at 24 [Published Simon Fraser University - Apr 16 2014]
After 24, our brain is past its prime [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 16 2014]
Cognitive speeds go downhill after 24 [Published The Freepress Journal - Apr 15 2014]
SFU Study: Over the hill now starts at age 24 [Published Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal - Apr 15 2014]
Brain Power Peaks At Age 24: Study [Published NewsMax.com - Apr 15 2014]
Human Brain’s Cognitive Speed Starts Decline Af... [Published ECanadaNow - Apr 15 2014]
We're over the hill at 24, study says -- Scienc... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 15 2014]
'Over the Hill at 24': Study shows we start slo... [Published Washington Post - Apr 15 2014]
Cognitive speeds go downhill after 24 [Published Economic Times - Apr 15 2014]
After 24, cognitive motor skills begin to fall [Published ProKerala.com - Apr 15 2014]
Cognitive motor performance 'goes downhill' aft... [Published Sify - Apr 15 2014]
Our brains peak at 24: study [Published Nine MSN - Apr 15 2014]
Over the hill at age 24 when it comes to cognit... [Published Examiner.com - Apr 15 2014]
Logan's Run Was Right: After Age 24, It's All D... [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 14 2014]
Are we over the hill at 24? Study finds cogniti... [Published Mail Online UK - Apr 14 2014]
Canadian Researchers Say 'Over The Hill' Begins... [Published Hard OCP - Apr 14 2014]
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Logan's Run Was Right: After Age 24, It's All D... [Published Scientific Blogging - Apr 14 2014]
If you're over 24 years of age you've already reached your peak in terms of your cognitive motor performance, according to a new paper.   Simon Fraser University doctoral student Joe Thompson, associate professor Mark Blair, Thompson's thesis supervisor, ...
All that MRI jazz [Published Sciencebase Science Blog - Mar 01 2014]
Brain scans reveal that different parts of the brain light up when jazz musicians are improvising and “trading fours”, when they’re engrossed in spontaneous, improvisational musical conversation. The specific parts of the brain that are activated are ...
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