Thursday, May 30, 2013

Why Older Adults Are Too Trusting

Why Older Adults Are Too Trusting:
The older people get, the more trusting they become--a tendency that can be dangerous because it puts elders at risk for exploitation and abuse. But why does it happen? A new study suggests that older people have trouble identifying untrustworthy faces because of an age-related drop in activity in the anterior insula, a brain region that may play a role in assessing trust and risk.