Memory's aging echo: Age-related decline in neural reactivation of perceptual details during recollection

@article{McDonough2014MemorysAE,
  title={Memory's aging echo: Age-related decline in neural reactivation of perceptual details during recollection},
  author={Ian M. McDonough and Sasha N. Cervantes and Stephen J. Gray and David A. Gallo},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2014},
  volume={98},
  pages={346-58}
}
Episodic memory decline is a hallmark of normal cognitive aging. Here, we report the first event-related fMRI study to directly investigate age differences in the neural reactivation of qualitatively rich perceptual details during recollection. Younger and older adults studied pictures of complex scenes at different presentation durations along with descriptive verbal labels, and these labels subsequently were used during fMRI scanning to cue picture recollections of varying perceptual detail… CONTINUE READING