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Ageing and the Brain

  1. Naftali Raz

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0004063

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How to Cite

Raz, N. 2005. Ageing and the Brain. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Wayne State University, Detroit, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

Abstract

Anatomical, neurochemical and functional characteristics of the mammalian brain change with age. Although some of these changes are generalized, many aspects of the brain are affected differentially.

Keywords:

  • atrophy;
  • basal ganglia;
  • hippocampus;
  • magnetic resonance imaging;
  • prefrontal cortex;
  • ventricles;
  • white matter