Brain and Longevity

  • Caleb E. Finch
  • Jean-Marie Robine
  • Yves Christen
Conference proceedings

Part of the Research and Perspectives in Longevity book series (RPL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. J. D. Congdon, R. D. Nagle, M. F. Osentoski, O. M. Kinney, R. C. van Loben Sels
    Pages 15-31
  3. H. S. Kaplan, T. Mueller, S. Gangestad, J. B. Lancaster
    Pages 69-97
  4. J. F. Dartigues, L. Letenneur, C. Helmer, Ch. Lewden, G. Chéne
    Pages 111-115
  5. H. Maier, M. McGue, J. W. Vaupel, K. Christensen
    Pages 131-144
  6. H. S. Friedman, Ch. N. Markey
    Pages 165-175
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 177-179

About these proceedings


In this third volume on longevity Fondation Ipsen has again collected the most recent results in research on genes and diet in the evolution of human longevity, educational level and longevity, cognitive impairment and survival at older age and other contributions. The preponderance of relatively short - compared to long-lived organisms suggests that morphogenesis is easier to accomplish than is maintenace of soma, whereas the broad range of longevities of organisms demonstrates that maintaining soma for extended periods of time is possible. The underlying assumption of "disposable soma" theory of aging is that the expense of maintaining somatic cells depends on their contribution to the welfare of the germ cells.


age aging brain centenarians cognitive impairment dementia supercentenarians

Editors and affiliations

  • Caleb E. Finch
    • 1
  • Jean-Marie Robine
    • 2
  • Yves Christen
    • 3
  1. 1.Ethel Percy Aandrus Gerontology Center, Division of NeurogerontologyUniversity Park MC-0191Los AngelesUSA
  2. 2.INSERMEquipe Demographie et Sante Centre Val d’aurelle Parc EuromedecineMontpellier cedexFrance
  3. 3.Pour la Recherche TherapeutiqueFondation IPSENParis Cedex 16France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63948-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59356-7
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