Advances in the Psychophysiology of Aging

  • Diana S. Woodruff
Part of the Advances in the Study of Communication and Affect book series (ASCA, volume 8)


The decade of the seventies has witnessed some major advances in scientific knowledge about physiology and behavior relationships in aging. These advances have been achieved by the invention and application of new measuring tools and by a change in assumptions about the aging individual. The newly invented tools have provided clearer perspectives of the living, responding brain. They have also enhanced the descriptive knowledge of brain and behavior relationships. The change in assumptions about aging has led us to modify the notion that aging in the nervous system is fixed and irreversible, and we have begun to explore the impact of interventions on aging physiology.


Alpha Activity Contingent Negative Variation Auditory Evoke Potential Computerize Axial Tomography Scan Sustained Potential 
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  • Diana S. Woodruff
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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