It has always been a mystery why people who are very financially savvy in their younger years fall victim to obvious scams when they are elderly. Until recently, no one had been able to adequately explain this phenomenon and why every year the elderly lose billions of dollars to scammers.
Researchers at UCLA have recently shed some light on this mystery and found a cause for it. There are portions of the human brain that react to other people’s faces. One of those parts of the brain reacts to a face that is untrustworthy. It is how we know that something just isn’t right with the person in front of us. However, when we get older this portion of the brain gets less active and eventually shuts down. The elderly see everyone as trustworthy because the portion of the brain that would ordinarily be giving off untrustworthy signals is no longer functioning.
What this means is that you need to make preparations for this happening to your brain. You cannot rely on the instincts that tell you someone is untrustworthy continuing to do so as you get older.