Functional neuroimaging studies of aging and emotion: fronto-amygdalar differences during emotional perception and episodic memory

St Jacques, Peggy L, Bessette-Symons, Brandy and Cabeza, Roberto (2009) Functional neuroimaging studies of aging and emotion: fronto-amygdalar differences during emotional perception and episodic memory. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15 (6). pp. 819-825. ISSN 1355-6177

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Abstract

Emotional processes are enhanced in aging, such that aging is characterized by superior emotional regulation. This article provides a brief review of the neural bases supporting this effect with a focus on functional neuroimaging studies of perception and episodic memory. The most consistent finding across these studies is that older adults show an alteration in the recruitment of the amygdala, but greater recruitment of the frontal cortex. These Fronto-amygdalar Age-related Differences in Emotion (FADE) may reflect emotional regulation strategies mediated by frontal brain regions that dampen emotion-related activations in the amygdala.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0180 Experimental psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0309 Consciousness. Cognition Including learning, attention, comprehension, memory, imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue
Depositing User: Peggy St Jacques
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 09:47
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 08:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/52303

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