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The adaptive brain: aging and neurocognitive scaffolding.
There are declines with age in speed of processing, working memory, inhibitory function, and long-term memory, as well as decreases in brain structure size and white matter integrity. In the face ofExpand
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Models of visuospatial and verbal memory across the adult life span.
The authors investigated the distinctiveness and interrelationships among visuospatial and verbal memory processes in short-term, working, and long-term memories in 345 adults. Beginning in the 20s,Expand
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A lifespan database of adult facial stimuli
  • M. Minear, D. Park
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Behavior research methods, instruments…
  • 1 November 2004
Faces constitute a unique and widely used category of stimuli. In spite of their importance, there are few collections of faces for use in research, none of which adequately represent the differentExpand
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Decreased segregation of brain systems across the healthy adult lifespan
Significance The brain is a large-scale network, not unlike many social or technological networks. Just like social networks, brain networks contain subnetworks or systems of highly related orExpand
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Toward defining the preclinical stages of Alzheimer's disease: Recommendations from the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association workgroup
The pathophysiological process of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is thought to begin many years before the diagnosis of AD dementia. This long “preclinical” phase of AD would provide a critical opportunityExpand
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Aging reduces neural specialization in ventral visual cortex.
The present study investigated whether neural structures become less functionally differentiated and specialized with age. We studied ventral visual cortex, an area of the brain that respondsExpand
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Mediators of long-term memory performance across the life span.
An individual-differences approach was used to examine the component processes that predict episodic long-term memory performance. A total of 301 participants ages 20-90 received a 7-hr cognitiveExpand
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Aging and the Neural Correlates of Successful Picture Encoding: Frontal Activations Compensate for Decreased Medial-Temporal Activity
We investigated the hypothesis that increased prefrontal activations in older adults are compensatory for decreases in medial-temporal activations that occur with age. Expand
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How Does it STAC Up? Revisiting the Scaffolding Theory of Aging and Cognition
Abstract“The Scaffolding Theory of Aging and Cognition (STAC)”, proposed in 2009, is a conceptual model of cognitive aging that integrated evidence from structural and functional neuroimaging toExpand
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