Lawyering May Protect the Brain

A recent study hints that lawyering may protect the brain, which may come as a shock to those who recently learned that multi-tasking shrinks the brain.

“A new study has found a link between challenging occupations and cognitive abilities as people grow older. The University of Edinburgh study found that people whose jobs required complex work with data or people scored higher on cognitive ability at age 70 than people in other professions, the FiveThirtyEight blog reports.  Among the professions that scored high for working with data or people were judges and lawyers.”

Read: Does being a lawyer protect your brain? at the ABA Journal.

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