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There Are Age-Related Changes in Neural Connectivity during the Encoding of Positive, but not Negative, Information

Citation

Addis, Donna R.; Leclerc, Christina M.; Muscatell, Keely A.; & Kensinger, Elizabeth A. (2010). There Are Age-Related Changes in Neural Connectivity during the Encoding of Positive, but not Negative, Information. Cortex, 46(4), 425-33. PMCID: PMC2826522

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Older adults often show sustained attention toward positive information and an improved memory for positive events. Little is known about the neural changes that may underlie these effects, although recent research has suggested that older adults may show differential recruitment of prefrontal regions during the successful encoding of emotional information. In the present study, effective connectivity analyses examined the network of regions that college-age and older adults recruited during the encoding of positive and negative images.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2009.04.011

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Cortex

Author(s)

Addis, Donna R.
Leclerc, Christina M.
Muscatell, Keely A.
Kensinger, Elizabeth A.

Year Published

2010

Volume Number

46

Issue Number

4

Pages

425-33

PMCID

PMC2826522

Reference ID

12959