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are only now beginning to understand the implications of nutrition on cognitive functioning over time. More research is needed in this area to substantiate and expand these findings. REFERENCES: Neural Plasticity and the Aging Brain LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ADaA.CAVA.15.02.13 - How does nutrition influence brain changes and cognitive activity? KEYWORDS: Factual 90. What have you learned in this chapter about the ways in which brain deterioration can be slowed or even reversed? ANSWER: Even though there are normative declines in some areas of cognitive abilities in some people over time, such as a decrease in processing speed, there are still a number of things one can do to maintain or increase one's cognitive functioning over time. Eating a healthy diet, exercising, and maintaining one's intellectual activities and interests all are important in maintaining cognitive functioning and health. Having interesting work or hobbies, engaging in conversations with others, learning how to use mnemonic devices, and even doing puzzles and brain teasers all provide mental energy and promote mental flexibility. REFERENCES: Neural Plasticity and the Aging Brain LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ADaA.CAVA.15.02.13 - How does nutrition influence brain changes and cognitive activity? KEYWORDS: Factual
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91. Researchers now acknowledge that cognitive, social, and emotional change in older adulthood is influenced by changes in the brain at both the and levels. ANSWER: structural; functional REFERENCES: The Neuroscience Approach LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ADaA.CAVA.15.02.01 - What brain imaging techniques are used in neuroscience? KEYWORDS: Conceptual 92. Bone fractures, tumors, and other conditions that can cause structural damage in the brain are typically detected by the use of _______________. ANSWER: structural neuroimaging REFERENCES: The Neuroscience Approach LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ADaA.CAVA.15.02.01 - What brain imaging techniques are used in neuroscience? KEYWORDS: Factual 93. The approach compares the brain functioning of healthy older adults with adults displaying various pathological brain disorders. ANSWER: neuropsychological REFERENCES: The Neuroscience Approach LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ADaA.CAVA.15.02.01 - What brain imaging techniques are used in neuroscience? KEYWORDS: Factual 94. The neurocorrelational approach attempts to link measures of performance to measures of brain or functioning. ANSWER: cognitive; structure REFERENCES: The Neuroscience Approach LEARNING OBJECTIVES: ADaA.CAVA.15.02.02 - What are the main research methods used and issues studied in neuroscience research in adult development and aging? KEYWORDS: Conceptual 95. The approach allows for real-time investigation of changes in brain function as they affect cognitive performance in older adults.
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