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Long-Term Memory and Aging

Denise C. Park and Angela H. Gutchess

in Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195156744
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864171 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156744.003.0009
 							Long-Term Memory and Aging

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This chapter provides an updated view of what is known about aging and memory, integrating behaviorally based research with more recent neurally-based findings. It argues that with age, memory function is characterized by (1) decreased engagement of the hippocampus and other medial temporal areas; (2) relatively reliable age differences in left frontal activations, with some studies showing heightened activity and others less activity with age; and (3) bilaterality in the frontal cortex in older adults when young adults show unilateral activity.

Keywords: older adults; cognitive aging; memory function; encoding; aging and memory

Chapter.  13956 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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