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Uniform Title Aging brain (Samanez-Larkin)
Title The aging brain : functional adaptation across adulthood / edited by Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin
Edition Electronic edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2019
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Contents Introduction -- Structure and function of the aging brain -- Neural mechanisms underlying age-related changes in attentional selectivity -- Learning and memory in the aging brain: The function of declarative and nondeclarative memory over the lifespan -- Age-related changes in episodic memory -- Motivated memory, learning, and decision-making in older age: Shifts in priorities and goals -- Social function and motivation in the aging brain -- Compensation and brain aging: A review and analysis of evidence -- Risk and protective factors in cognitive aging: Advances in assessment, prevention, and promotion of alternative pathways -- Index
Summary "Brain aging has long been seen as a process of deterioration and decline. Today, this view been challenged with research showing that not all cognitive processes decline with age, that some improve over the course of adulthood, and those that improve can often compensate for those that decline. Chapters in this multidisciplinary volume examine the neural mechanisms underlying changes in the aging brain, changes in learning and memory, risk and protective factors, and the assessment and prevention of cognitive decline"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 02, 2019)
Subject Brain -- physiology
Cognitive Aging
Cognitive Dysfunction -- prevention & control
Brain -- Aging
Cognition in old age
Brain -- Aging.
Cognition in old age.
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Samanez-Larkin, Gregory R., editor
American Psychological Association, issuing body
LC no. 2019001920
ISBN 1433831155