Aging does not affect gray matter asymmetry

F. Smeets, E.F. Vuurman, M.P.J. van Boxtel, S. Burgmans, E.H. Gronenschild, H.B.M. Uylings, J. Jolles

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Previous research has shown that asymmetry of brain activity is decreased in older adults. This study investigates whether cortical gray matter asymmetry also shows age-related differences, and whether gray matter asymmetry differs between cognitively stable persons and persons who have shown profound age-related declines in cognitive functioning. In addition, we have examined whether prodromal dementia affects the study outcome. The gray matter volumes of seven prefrontal and temporal regions of interest were delineated on T
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-594
Number of pages8
JournalPsychology and Aging
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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