Age differences in the formation and use of cognitive maps.

  title={Age differences in the formation and use of cognitive maps.},
  author={Giuseppe Iaria and Liana Palermo and Giorgia Committeri and Jason J. S. Barton},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  volume={196 2},
Topographical orientation relies on the integrity of several cognitive functions and different strategies that individuals may adopt while navigating in the environment. Although previous studies have shown an age-related decline in navigational ability, these have not clarified the precise function or strategy that is affected. We hypothesized that aging may have an adverse effect on the ability to form and use a 'cognitive map', a mental representation of the environment. We had young and… CONTINUE READING

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