Navigation Links
Older adults remember the good times
Date:3/24/2010

Milan, Italy, 24 March 2010 - Despite the aches and pains that occur in old age, many older adults maintain a positive outlook, remembering the positive experiences from their past. A new study, reported in the April 2010 issue of Elsevier's Cortex (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cortex), reveals that older adults' ability to remember the past through a positive lens is linked to the way in which the brain processes emotional content. In the older adult brain, there are strong connections between those regions that process emotions and those known to be important for successful formation of memories, particularly when processing positive information.

Dr Donna Rose Addis from the University of Auckland, together with a team of researchers supervised by Dr. Elizabeth A. Kensinger of Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA), asked young adults (ages 19-31) and older adults (ages 61-80) to view a series of photographs with positive and negative themes, such as a victorious skier or a wounded soldier. While participants viewed these images, a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan recorded the brain activity across a number of different regions. When participants had completed the fMRI scan, they were asked to remember as many of the photographs as they could.

Analyses revealed that aging did not affect the connectivity among regions engaged during memory formation for negative photographs. However, age differences did arise during the creation of memories for positive photographs. In older adult brains, two regions that are linked to the processing of emotional content the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (a region located just behind the bridge of the nose) and the amygdala (a region embedded in the tissue between the ears) were strongly connected to regions that are linked to memory formation. In young adults, there was not a strong connection between the emotion-proce
'/>"/>

Contact: Valeria Brancolini
v.brancolini@elsevier.com
39-028-818-4260
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UAB testing software program to improve safety among older drivers
2. Mayor Reed Urges Older Adults in Atlanta to Get Screened for Diabetes
3. Looming unemployment harms older workers health
4. Unaware of Laws, Many Parents Not Using Booster Seats for Older Children
5. Feeling lonely adds to rate of blood pressure increase in people 50 years old and older
6. New Research from EBRI: Older Workers Trending Toward More Part-Time Work
7. Older Colon Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo
8. AMA Releases New Older Driver Safety Guide
9. Golden Meditech Shareholders Approves of Name Change
10. Some Older ER Patients Are Getting the Wrong Medicines, U-M Study Finds
11. Some older ER patients are getting the wrong medicines, U-M study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 PeopleKeys today announced that they ... students how to train and certify others in applied ... Consultant Trainer , will be taught by PeopleKeys Master ... John Schindell as a live Tele-course over the span ... Certified Behavioral Consultant Trainer course will use a combination ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Guests at Napa Valley's quintessential luxury resort, Auberge ... experience. The top of each luxurious resort bed is adorned ... expertly crafted, 100% Egyptian cotton white duvets and pillow shams ... closer look, words are woven in the linens that serve ... , Intentional breathing and visualization are keys to relaxing ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Septic ... out of 5. This score reflects a buyer's moderate ... the large number of suppliers, the product's widespread availability ... says IBISWorld analyst Jordan Weinstein. IBISWorld estimates that there ... a substantial number of supplier options. However, recent demand ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 The Marietta cosmetic ... teeth whitening for high school and college students ... The teeth whitening is a safe, professional strength system, ... better confidence for students at these important stages in life. ... but have never had their teeth whitened. "After braces, ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... City, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 ... Head Nurse at Kings County Hospital Center, as a ... recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in community ... in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, ... powerfully vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:PeopleKeys Announces New Certified Behavioral Consultant Trainer Course 2Health News:PeopleKeys Announces New Certified Behavioral Consultant Trainer Course 3Health News:Auberge Du Soleil Offers INTENTIONS™ by Peacock Alley on Guests' Beds Providing a Unique Sleep Experience 2Health News:Septic Tanks Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Septic Tanks Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:Septic Tanks Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 4Health News:Back to School Teeth Whitening Extravaganza For High School Students and Collegiates During August 2014 2Health News:Back to School Teeth Whitening Extravaganza For High School Students and Collegiates During August 2014 3Health News:National Association of Professional Women Announces Pamela A. Schulters, Head Nurse at Kings County Hospital Center, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year 2
... ... free audio conference call at 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) on February 11, 2010 for people ... effective treatments for ALS. , ... Calabasas Hills, Calif. (Vocus) February 8, 2010 -- The American Academy of Neurology and The ...
... works!: "Off-the-grid" water machine first-ever unveiling provides miraculous assistance in ... , Feb. 8 The Aqua Sciences Emergency ... water for relief efforts 24 hours a day since arriving ... from the Aqua Sciences machine, based at University Hospital in ...
... finds , MONDAY, Feb. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Beer may ... dietary silicon, which contributes to bone mineral density, a new ... by the type of beer. , "The factors in brewing ... studied," study author Charles Bamforth, a professor in the food ...
... ... by the DOE and EPA. , ... New York, NY (PRWEB) February 8, 2010 -- As a proactive measure, New York ... at five public city schools, with the support of personal injury attorneys. As reported by ...
... , MINNEAPOLIS , Feb. 8 ... health care providers – Kalamazoo Gastroenterology Hepatology, Digestive Health Center, ... Gateway,s point-of-care patient payment system. , mPay Gateway,s software system ... patient,s share of a bill for service while also reducing ...
... February 8 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine ... found in a subset of patients with acute myelogenous ... metabolite. The enzyme isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), ... mutated in approximately 80% of secondary brain tumors. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Free Webinar/Audio Conference on New American Academy of Neurology ,Guidelines for Treating ALS Scheduled for this Thursday, February 11, 2Health News:Water From Air Machine Providing Clean Water to Doctors, Nurses and Patients at University Hospital 2Health News:Water From Air Machine Providing Clean Water to Doctors, Nurses and Patients at University Hospital 3Health News:Water From Air Machine Providing Clean Water to Doctors, Nurses and Patients at University Hospital 4Health News:Beer for the Bones? 2Health News:New York Examines Possible Contamination in Public City Schools 2Health News:Michigan Health Care Providers Select mPay Gateway's Point-of-Care Patient Payment System 2Health News:Michigan Health Care Providers Select mPay Gateway's Point-of-Care Patient Payment System 3Health News:Michigan Health Care Providers Select mPay Gateway's Point-of-Care Patient Payment System 4
(Date:7/28/2014)... Texas , July 28, 2014  MedSpring Urgent Care, an ... walk-in clinic at 517 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX ... care clinic is located on the southeast corner of Barton ... on-site from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily, including weekends and ... of Texas, Central Austin , Anderson Mill ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014  ALPHAEON Corporation ... healthcare and subsidiary of Strathspey Crown ... Recommended Nutriceuticals (PRN) ® , a leading ... products for dry eye and macular ... transaction worth up to $55M. ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... , SINGAPORE, and TOKYO , July ... that it has appointed Roger Crystal , MD ... recently served in the Global Business Development Product Acquisition ... "Roger,s experience in developing business strategy and partnerships ... as we continue to partner with biotechnology and pharmaceutical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MedSpring Urgent Care opens Barton Springs walk-in clinic in Austin, TX 2ALPHAEON Acquires PRN, A Leading Specialty Nutriceutical Company 2ALPHAEON Acquires PRN, A Leading Specialty Nutriceutical Company 3ImaginAb Appoints Roger Crystal, MD as Vice President of Business Development 2
... 2011 Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... Gary Patou, M.D., chief medical officer, is scheduled to present ... London on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at noon BST. Dr. ... A live audio webcast of Pacira,s presentation ...
... Mass. and ST. PAUL, Minn., May 24, 2011 ... ("3M") today announced an agreement to collaborate on the ... novel, proprietary PTHrP (parathyroid hormone-related protein) analog, for the ... will use 3M,s patented Microstructured Transdermal System microneedle technology ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at UBS Global Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference 2Radius, 3M Drug Delivery Systems Sign Development Agreement for Transdermal Delivery of BA058 for Treatment of Osteoporosis 2Radius, 3M Drug Delivery Systems Sign Development Agreement for Transdermal Delivery of BA058 for Treatment of Osteoporosis 3
... Craftsmanship have produced the finest ... Ocutek® now makes them available ... the coveted Meisterbrief certificate, which ... qualified to become Ocutek instrument ...
... of German Craftsmanship have produced ... the world. Ocutek now makes ... holders of the coveted Meisterbrief ... apprenticeship, are qualified to become ...
... Central platform with integrated neck. Piston ... utilizing an internal spring to recoil ... Cutting Block fits into precision milled ... blades sized 6.25 - 9.0mm. Designed ...
Adjustable piston accommodates 7-9mm trephine blade. Complete punch includes base plate, piston carrier, piston for 7 - 9mm trephine blades and 18mm diameter Teflon block. Designed for accurate donor...
Medicine Products: