A study published in the April 16, 2021 issue of ‘The JAMA Network Open’topic was, having a good listener in your life is linked to letter brain health. If you know someone who hears you when you need to get something off your chest, that person may be doing more than just making you feel better. Good listening has indicated support of cognitive abilities in later life.
The leader of the study, Joel Salina, MD, a neurology professor at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, says, “People who have a good listener in their life, are likely to have a brain that sustains its ‘raw horsepower’ over time. In addition to the many benefits of listening, cultivating an available pool of good listeners in your life may actually increase cognitive capability and better brain health.”