Language in Aged Persons

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Abstract

The ability to understand and remember language depends on a coordinated array of processing components that translate an orthographic or acoustic signal into meaning. Language production is similarly multifaceted, requiring message formulation from which a surface form is constructed. Aging brings both growth (e.g., knowledge) and decline (e.g., speed of processing) in computational capacity, resulting in a variety of changes in both of these aspects of language processing. Evidence for these changes can be found in behavioral data, event-related potentials, and imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Neuroscience
EditorsLarry R Squire
PublisherAcademic Press
Pages337-342
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780080450469
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Comprehension
  • Discourse memory
  • Language
  • Lexical processing
  • Name retrieval situation model
  • Production
  • Reading
  • Textbase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Stine-Morrow, E. A. L., & Shake, M. C. (2009). Language in Aged Persons. In L. R. Squire (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Neuroscience (pp. 337-342). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-008045046-9.01872-6