On “SuperAgers”: People Who Avoid Age-Related Memory Problems (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience / Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience / JINS)

Summary

Researchers have been studying “SuperAgers”, and the associated phenomenon of SuperAging, to discover possible physiological and genetic mechanisms behind the fortuitous preservation of superior memory into old age.

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‘Super agers’ offer clue to keeping a sharp memory. London: BBC Health News, September 14th 2016.

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Sun, FW. Stepanovic, MR. [and] Andreano, J. [et al] (2016). Youthful brains in older adults: preserved neuroanatomy in the default mode and salience networks contributes to youthful memory in superaging. The Journal of Neuroscience. September 14th 2016; 36: pp.9659-68.

Some earlier articles:

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Gefen, T. Peterson, M. [and] Papastefan, ST. [et al] (2015). Morphometric and histologic substrates of cingulate integrity in elders with exceptional memory capacity. Journal of Neuroscience. January 28th 2015; 35(4): 1781-91.

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Rogalski EJ. Gefen, T. [and] Shi, J. [et al] (2013). Youthful memory capacity in old brains: anatomic and genetic clues from the Northwestern SuperAging Project. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. January 2013; 25(1): 29-36.

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Harrison, TM. Weintraub, S. [and] Mesulam, MM. [et al] (2012). Superior memory and higher cortical volumes in unusually successful cognitive aging. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS. November 2012; 18(6): 1081-5.

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