Author: Jahlela Hasle

  • Do We Become Less Human as We Age?

    What makes us a human? Walking on two legs? Language? Empathy? Our large prefrontal cortex, which enables our predictive and problem solving skills? Many of the characteristics we cherish as distinguishing us from our more primitive evolutionary cousins often decline with age. We consider the pinnacles of our humanity to be social harmony, creativity, independence,…