Differential Changes with Aging in Old and New Cortices

  • Madge E. Scheibel
  • Arnold B. Scheibel
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 23)


Throughout recorded history, the tragedy of aging has been, not that it comes, but that so often, it brings with it a host of changes in the psychosocial patterns of the individual, changes that may degrade and enfeeble the most gallant and competent. We cannot fail to share, as psychiatrists and as human beings, the pain of subject, family, and friends walking this bitter path together. But we must not lose sight of the fact that where substrate mechanisms can be identified, there is hope, if not of a way back, then at least of a gentler path which may give to more of the aged, some measure of those much-celebrated compensations of age.


Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Entorhinal Cortex Layer Pyramid Dendrite Shaft Spine Loss 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Madge E. Scheibel
    • 1
  • Arnold B. Scheibel
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Anatomy and Psychiatry and Brain Research InstituteU.C.L.A. Center for the Health SciencesLos AngelesUSA

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