Individual differences in aging: behavioral and neural analyses.

D. S. Olton, A. Markowska, S. J. Breckler, G. L. Wenk, K. C. Pang, Vassilis El Koliatsos

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Aged populations have remarkable variability in recent memory and cognitive mapping. Although some individuals may have substantial age-related impairments, others perform almost as well as young individuals. This paper reviews the relevant data on aged rats and indicates two challenges for biomarkers of aging. The first is to provide an appropriate quantitative description of these individual differences. The second is to use them effectively as markers for age-related changes in psychological functions and their neural substrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-172
Number of pages7
JournalBiomedical and Environmental Sciences
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Olton, D. S., Markowska, A., Breckler, S. J., Wenk, G. L., Pang, K. C., & Koliatsos, V. E. (1991). Individual differences in aging: behavioral and neural analyses. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 4(1-2), 166-172.