Over the Hill at 24

Published 04/17 2014 06:04PM

Updated 04/17 2014 06:05PM

Your brain might be slowing down a bit sooner than you think. 

A new study finds that reaction time might decrease, not at 60, 50 or even 40 -- no, try in your 20's. Canadian researchers gathered data from more than 3,000 people, 16 to 44,  as they played the fast-moving computer war game Starcraft2.

The study revealed that around the age of 24, players had a slow-down in mental speed, known to be important for performance. However, the same study also suggests that as some people's performance slows, they make up for it by becoming more cunning and crafty, replacing speed with better strategy.

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