Neurogerontology: Aging and the Nervous System

Neurogerontology: Aging and the Nervous System

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Neurogerontology tells the story of how the aging brain affects all aspects of cognition and physical performance. It comprehensively links the principles and substance of neuroscience with gerontology and psychology. Written largely from a behavioral neuroscience perspective, ""Neurogerontology"" explores the functional relationships between the central nervous system and psychological phenomena of aging, including perception, arousal, learning, cognition, and motor behavior. Willot emphasizes healthy aging, but dementia and other pathological conditions are discussed when relevant. This evidence-based approach to the neuroscience of aging makes this a valuable reference for professionals, as well as an informative textbook for students in gerontology courses. This volume is a broad overview of the first of neurogerontology. It comprehensively spans the fields of gerontology, psychology and neuroscience. Written largely from a behavioral neuroscience perspective, the author focuses on structural and functional relationships between the nervous system and psychological phenomena of the aging individual, such as perception, emotions, arousal, learning, cognition, and motor behavior. He emphasizes healthy aging, but dementia and other pathological conditions are discussed when relevant. The author's down-to-earth approach to empirical findings make this a readable reference book for professionals who wish to see what is going on in other areas of research, as well as an informative textbook for students in gerontology courses.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826112590
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780826112590
  • ISBN10: 0826112595

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