Neurodevelopment, Aging and Cognition

  • Ivica Kostović
  • Stevo Knežević
  • Henryk M. Wisniewski
  • George J. Spilich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Neurodevelopment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ivica Kostović, Zdravko Petanjek, Ivana Delalle, Miloš Judaš
      Pages 3-17
    3. Jocelyne Bachevalier, Mortimer Mishkin
      Pages 37-59
    4. K. Krnjević, Y. Z. Xu
      Pages 60-74
    5. Giovanni Cioni, Enrico Biagioni, Carlo Cipolloni
      Pages 75-98
    6. Richard S. Nowakowski
      Pages 99-111
  3. Neuroscience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. K. E. Wisniewski, M. Dambska
      Pages 141-156
    3. Thomas M. Wisniewski, Henryk M. Wisniewski
      Pages 157-172
    4. Elaine K. Perry, Elizabeth Marshall, Anthony Cheng, James A. Edwardson, Robert H. Perry
      Pages 199-214
    5. Heiko Braak, Eva Braak
      Pages 215-226
    6. D. F. Swaab, E. Goudsmit, H. P. H. Kremer, R. Ravid, W. Witting
      Pages 227-237
  4. Cognitive Science

  5. Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. M. J. de Leon, G. Smith, A. E. George, T. McRae, J. Golomb, A. Convit et al.
      Pages 323-335
    3. B. Winblad, R. F. Cowburn, C. O’Neill, C. J. Fowler
      Pages 336-344
    4. Barry Reisberg, Angela Pattschull-Furlan, Emile Franssen, Steven G. Sclan, Alan Kluger, Louis Dingcong et al.
      Pages 345-369
    5. Stephen Curran, Ian Hindmarch
      Pages 370-383
    6. Stevo Knežević, Nenad Bogdanovic, George Spilich, Darko Chudy
      Pages 384-394
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 395-396

About this book


It was Oscar Wilde who defined the tragedy of old age by saying that " . . . as soon as you are old enough to know better, you don't know anything at all. " As improvements in the quality of health care bring about longer life, our attention has turned from the prolonging of life to the maintenance of involvement in life. In developed nations, a full 100% increase in the ranks of the elderly has appeared and with the benefits of this prolongation have come new and greater needs of the elderly cohort. Our interest is in those processes that may lead to dementia among the elderly, for in dementia we see a thief that robs victims of their memories and their place in life. This text was conceived and developed from an international con­ ference on neurodevelopment, aging, and cognition; the purpose of this few days a group of experts in these conference was to bring together for a fields from around the world to generate a dialog on common themes and unresolved problems. Our hope was that by keeping the meeting small and informal, we could break through barriers of terminology unique to the areas of developmental neurobiology, neuroscience, cognitive sci­ ence, and clinical medicine, and have a meaningful discussion on pro­ cesses that affect the biological integrity and cognitive performance of the aging nervous system.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ivica Kostović
    • 1
  • Stevo Knežević
    • 2
  • Henryk M. Wisniewski
    • 3
  • George J. Spilich
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of AnatomyUniversity of Zagreb School of MedicineZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Dept. of NeurologyUniversity of Zagreb University Hospital RebroZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.NYS Institute for Basic Research in Developmental DisabilitiesStaten IslandUSA
  4. 4.Dept. of PsychologyWashington CollegeChestertownUSA

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