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Changes in Visual Event-Related Potentials in Older Persons

  • E. Snyder
  • S. A. Hillyard
Part of the Bayer-Symposium book series (BAYER-SYMP, volume 7)

Abstract

A progressive decline in the sensory-motor and cognitive capabilities of elderly individuals has been reported in a number of experimental contexts (for reviews, see Corso, 1975; Gold and McGaugh, 1975). These age-related changes in information processing capacity have been correlated with a number of neuro-anatomic changes (e.g., senile plaque and loss of brain cells). Thus, according to Zubin (1973), “…aging may be regarded as due to a series of subtle cortical insults that interfere with information processing.”

Keywords

Contingent Negative Variation Alpha Rhythm Gonadal Dysgenesis Alpha Frequency Memory Scanning 
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