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01/30/2013 02:28 pm ET | Updated Jan 30, 2013

Memory Loss Causes: Why Is It Harder To Learn New Things As We Age?


You may not have trouble remember the name of your fifth-grade teacher or childhood best friend’s home address, but do you have trouble remember the name of someone you just met yesterday?

Although it has long been accepted that is more difficult to learn new things as we age, the causes for this type of normal memory loss remains unclear.

A new video by online video network GeoBeats goes over the different theories about memory loss causes. One theory is that it is an inability to forget older memories that prevents older people from remembering new things.

To find out more about this and other theories, check out the clip above.

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