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Cognitive Training in Healthy Aging

Lars Nyberg

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/9780195156744.003.0013
 							Cognitive Training in Healthy Aging

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This chapter begins with a review of studies on the effectiveness of various forms of cognitive training on the performance of younger and older adults. It then presents results from structural and functional neuroimaging studies that address the issue of which neurobiological factors explain reduced plasticity in older age. Finally, some important and unresolved issues for future research are highlighted.

Keywords: cognitive training; neuroimaging; plasticity; aging; younger adults; older adults

Chapter.  5274 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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