Category Archives: Aging

Aging in The United States

Data from the U.S. Census 2010; Graphed in Plot.ly In 2010 adults over the age of 50 represent 32.1% of the population in the United States; this is an increase of 4.9% over where the same population stood just 10 years … Continue reading

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Age-Related Differences in the Anticipation of Future Rewards

Maasberg, D.W., Shelley, L.E., Gracian, E.I., Gilbert, P.E. (2011). Age-Related Differences in the Anticipation of Future Rewards. Behavioral Brain Research, 223, 371-375.

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Age Related Changes in the Detection of Spatial and Stimulus Novelty This is my Master’s thesis that I completed with the guidance of Dr. Paul Gilbert.

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The Healthy Aging Brain

As previously mentioned, the deficits associated with the aging brain can be very difficult to generalize. Even within the distribution of healthy aging (i.e., aging without any neuropathologies such as Alzheimer’s disease or Lewy body dementia) there is a great … Continue reading

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The Neurological Basis of MMR

Natural exploration is of particular importance when considering animal behavior, as it is the means by which animals gather information about their environment, discover available resources, and identify potential threats. Furthermore, a number of studies have shown that tasks utilizing … Continue reading

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Match-Mismatch Recognition

The process of detecting environmental novelty and the process of recognition memory are very similar behavioral events; however, they do require a distinction (Medina & Lisberger, 2008; Eichenbaum, Yonelinas & Ranganath, 2007; Eichenbaum & Lipton, 2008). To recognize something as … Continue reading

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