Speculations on the nature of behavioral deficits with aging.
Brain function in old age: evaluation of changes and disorders. Hoffmeister F, Müller C, Krause HP, eds. New York: Springer-Verlag 1979 Jan; :346-355
Behavioral defects due to aging are discussed. A pilot study of behavioral changes over time in mice is reviewed. Changes in elastic and other connective tissues, determination in eye and ear function, and other changes associated with aging in man are discussed. Decline in impetus and the cumulative burden factors are explained. The author concludes that central nervous system changes with normal aging are highly discrete and selective, and they do not necessarily cause a general decline in behavioral effectiveness.
NIOSH-Grant; Humans; Grants-other; Age-factors; Laboratory-animals; Behavioral-tests; Behavior; Physiology; Physiological-function; Gerontology
Psychiatry Harvard Medical School 25 Shattuck Street Boston, Mass 02115
Hoffmeister-F; Müller-C; Krause-HP
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Brain function in old age: evaluation of changes and disorders
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts