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Table of Contents Assessing cognitive aging 1. Changes in Cognitive Function in Human Aging (Elizabeth Glisky, Univ. Arizona) 2. Successful versus Unsuccessful Cognitive Aging in Rhesus Monkeys (Mark B. Moss, Tara L. Moore, Steve P. Schettler, Ronald Killiany, Boston University) 3. Neuropsychology of cognitive aging in rodents (Joshua S. Rodefer, University of Iowa and Mark Baxter, Oxford) Quantifying aging-related changes in the brain 4. Design-based stereology in brain aging research (Cristoph Schmitz, University Maastricht and Patrick Hof, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine) 5. The effects of normal aging on nerve fibers and neuroglia in the central nervous system (Alan Peters, Boston University School of Medicine) 6. Neurogenesis in the adult and aging brain (David R. Riddle, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Robin Lichtenwalner, MedThink) 7. Expression profile analysis of brain aging (Steve Ginsberg, NYU) Assessing functional changes in the aging nervous system 8. Subtle alterations in glutamatergic synapses underlie the aging-related declines in hippocampal function (Lei Shi*, Michelle Adams*, and Judy Brunso-Bechtold, Wake Forest University School of Medicine). 9. Assessment of Second Messenger Function in the Hippocampus of Aged Rats with Cognitive Impairment (Michelle M. Nicolle1, H. Zhang1, Jennifer L. Bizon2, 1Wake Forest University School of Medicine; 2Texas A&M) 10. Neurophysiology of old neurons and synapses (Ashok Kumar and Thomas C. Foster, Univ. Florida) 11. Imaging cognition in the aging human brain (Trey Hedden, MIT) Mechanisms contributing to brain aging 12. Regulation of Cerebrovascular Aging (William Sonntag, Jeremy Ingraham, and Delrae Eckman, Wake Forest University School of Medicine) 13. Stress and Glucocorticoid Contributions to Normal and Pathological Aging (Ki A. Goosens and Robert Sapolsky, Stanford) 14. Altered calcium homeostasis in old neurons (Emil Toescu, Birmingham University Medical School) 15. Oxidative stress in aging (Jennifer Vila and Paula C. Bickford, Univ. South Florida)
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Brain -- Aging.
Brain -- physiopathology.
Aging -- physiology.
Cognition -- physiology.