Loss of cognitive function
Loss of multiple cognitive functions plus memory
(ie, memory + language, or executive, or
dementia is not isolated amnesia
Interferes with activities of daily living
Function Impairment != Dementia
Different forms of
Multiple types of cognitive function
executive, episodic memory, semantic memory,
Memory and Executive Function
Memory Multiple types of memory Short-term, long-term Terminology can be confusing Executive Function Manipulation of information Initiation of behavior Organization, prioritization, complex attention (multitasking or allocat
Neuropsychological Methods and Concepts
Basic concept: Linking behavior to underlying neural mechanisms Methods include studies of normal individuals and those with brain lesions - stroke and tumor Correlation of lesions with lost function More recently,
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Sulci and Gyri
C o r te x ( g r a y m a tte r , d e n d r ite s &
Definitions of Aging
An increased liability to death or loss of vigor Not simply the sum total of age-associated diseases Age-related changes are d eleterious, progressive, cumulative, and intrinsic A time-based process, although the relationship between
Neurochemistry and Neurophysiology
Neurochemistry Energy and metabolism Biosynthesis (proteomics, genomics) Neurotransmitter systems Neurophysiology Electrophysiology Cerebral Blood Flow Chemistry and Physiology are Related!
What is a Neurotransmitter?