Link Between What we See And How we Remember ‘Breaks’ as we Get Older


Source: Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Summary: Forgetfulness and age-related memory lapses are a common complaint for many older adults, but what is still not understood is what causes these changes. Recent research brings us a step closer to uncovering the answer.


Memory lapse

Dr. Jennifer Ryan, Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute senior scientist and Reva James Leeds Chair in Neuroscience and Research Leadership, adjusts the eyetracker on an older adult. Credit: Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care


More Information: Zhong-Xu Liu et al, Age-related changes in the relationship between visual exploration and hippocampal activity, Neuropsychologia (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.07.032


 

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