Remote spatial memory in aging: all is not lost

@inproceedings{Rosenbaum2012RemoteSM,
  title={Remote spatial memory in aging: all is not lost},
  author={R. Shayna Rosenbaum and Gordon Winocur and Malcolm A. Binns and Morris Moscovitch},
  booktitle={Front. Ag. Neurosci.},
  year={2012}
}
The ability to acquire and retain spatial memories in order to navigate in new environments is known to decline with age, but little is known about the effect of aging on representations of environments learned long ago, in the remote past. To investigate the status of remote spatial memory in old age, we tested healthy young and older adults on a variety of mental navigation tests based on a large-scale city environment that was very familiar to participants but rarely visited by the older… CONTINUE READING