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Animal Models of Human Cognitive Aging
Animal models of human cognitive aging

The realm of human cognition is very complex and multifaceted and, in spite of impressive advances since the early 20th century, its description and understanding are still works in progress. An abiding research focus during this time has concerned the changes in cognitive processes that accompany aging. With the dazzling new techniques of neurobehavioral research added to the existing research armamentarium, we can expect very rapid changes in the future in our conceptualization of human cognition in general and in its gerontological manifestations in particular. Animal models will undoubtedly play a large role in these advances. The purpose of this chapter is to offer some observations on the present state of animal models in ...

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