We examined age-related changes in object and spatial visual processing in two separate experiments. Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) was measured in young and old subjects with positron emission tomography and H2(15)O during tests of face matching, location matching, and a control task. The task demands in the two experiments were identical, but the stimuli in Experiment II were constructed to equalize stimulus complexity across all three tasks. The old subjects performed more slowly than the young subjects in both experiments, and showed significantly slower reaction times during location matching compared to face matching in Experiment II. Both young and old subjects showed occipitotemporal rCBF activation during face matching and occipitoparietal activation during location matching when these conditions were compared to the control task. However, in both experiments and in both tasks, young subjects showed greater activation of prestriate cortex (Brodmann's area 18), and old ...
|Autori:||GRADY CL; MAISOG JM; HORWITZ B; UNGERLEIDER LG; MENTIS MJ; SALERNO JA; PIETRINI P; WAGNER E; HAXBY JV|
|Titolo:||AGE-RELATED CHANGES IN CORTICAL BLOOD FLOW ACTIVATION DURING VISUAL PROCESSING OF FACES AND LOCATION|
|Anno del prodotto:||1994|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|