The use of animal models to study the effects of aging on cognition.

@article{Gallagher1997TheUO,
  title={The use of animal models to study the effects of aging on cognition.},
  author={Mary D. Gallagher and Peter R. Rapp},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={48},
  pages={339-70}
}
This review addresses the importance of animal models for understanding the effects of normal aging on the brain and cognitive functions. First, studies of laboratory animals can help to distinguish between healthy aging and pathological conditions that may contribute to cognitive decline late in life. Second, research on individual differences in aging, a theme of interest in studies of elderly human beings, can be advanced by the experimental control afforded in the use of animal models. The… CONTINUE READING
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