Special Issue | 31 October 2014The aging brain
Mark Bastin & Dave Liewald, Brain Research Imaging Centre, Univ. of Edinburgh
This Special Issue of Science looks at the mechanisms and contexts of successful brain aging and whether or not we should consider aging a natural part
of life or an illness. Read the full introduction
Should we consider aging a natural part of life or an illness?
Decades-old IQ test records from Scottish children have opened a unique window on how the brain ages.
The active and socially engaged life promotes successful cognitive aging.
Neuroimaging studies thoughout the human lifespan show that changes in brain function with age may reflect different ways
of handling information.
The language functions of the brain remain robust throughout the lifespan.
Changing rates of fertility and mortality will change the structure of populations in the coming decades, demanding compensating
changes in economies and governments.