Spatial orienting of attention in adult and aged rhesus monkeys.

Aging produces changes in a variety of neural systems that result in a distinct neuropsychological profile of cognitive deficits. To determine the extent of functional decline in cognition with aging, the authors assessed attentional ability in adult (10-15 years old) and aged (28-33 years old) rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) in 3 experiments, using a… (More)