Citation Wolbers T, Dudchenko PA & Wood ER (2014) Spatial memory - a unique window into healthy and pathological aging. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6, Art. No.: 35. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2014.00035
Abstract The world’s population is aging at an unprecedented rate, because
the number of people aged over 60 will rise from 784 million in
2011 to 2 billion by 2050. Such a dramatic increase has made agerelated cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) a pressing
social and health concern. Work described in this volume considers scientific efforts to understand the neural mechanisms of
age-related changes in spatial navigation, both in humans and
non-human animal models.