Commentary: Neuroscience frontiers of cognitive aging: Approaches to cognitive neuroscience of aging


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© Roger A. Dixon, Lars Bäckman, and Lars Göran-Nilsson 2004. All rights reserved. This chapter describes three methodological approaches of cognitive neuroscience of aging, and for each one, it underscores some interesting findings and notes some current issues. These are the neuropsychological approach, correlational approach, and activation imaging approach. The neuropsychological approach compares cognitive changes in healthy aging and in patients with brain damage due to trauma, stroke, or degenerative disorders. The correlational approach associates cognitive measures to neural measures that were independently obtained. The activation imaging approach measures brain activity in young and older adults during cognitive performance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cabeza, R

Published Date

  • March 22, 2012

Book Title

  • New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780198525691

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525691.003.0009

Citation Source

  • Scopus