alexa Abstract | Social Cognition in Older Adults: A Review of Neuropsychology, Neurobiology, and Functional Connectivity

Medical & Clinical Reviews
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Review Article Open Access


Title: Social Cognition in Older Adults: A Review of Neuropsychology, Neurobiology, and Functional Connectivity.
Background: Social cognition is an understudied area in cognitive aging. A Medline search using the term “social cognition” and limited to “Aged:65+ years” resulted in only 20 English language references.
Methods and Findings: From these references, and review of additional citations from their reference lists, it appears that older adult’s ability to correctly identify another person’s state of mind is reduced, but their ability to perceive emotion remains more intact. These deficits may correlate with established areas of agerelated cortical and white matter volume loss in the prefrontal cortex and temporal insula, respectively. Additionally, changes in cerebral functional connectivity with age may contribute to these observations.
Conclusions: This review briefly outlines the neuropsychological, neuroanatomical and functional connectivity literature regarding social cognition in normal cognitive aging. Additionally, we discuss the potential functional implications of age-related changes in social cognition.

To read the full article Peer-reviewed Article PDF image | Peer-reviewed Full Article image

Author(s): Marissa C Natelson Love Gabrielle Ruff and David S Geldmacher


Oncology Reviews, Neurology Reviews, Metastasis Reviews

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version