Impoverished environment, cognition, aging and dementia

  title={Impoverished environment, cognition, aging and dementia},
  author={K. M. Volkers and E. Scherder},
  booktitle={Reviews in the neurosciences},
  • K. M. Volkers, E. Scherder
  • Published in Reviews in the neurosciences 2011
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Abstract Animals living in an impoverished environment, i.e., without the possibility of physical and social activity, perform worse on cognitive tests compared to animals in an enriched environment. The same cognitive difference is also observed in humans. However, it is not clear whether this difference is caused by a decrease in cognition due to an impoverished environment or an increase due to an enriched environment. This review discusses the impact of an impoverished environment on… CONTINUE READING
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