EEG research conducted in the past 5 years on multiple object processing has begun to define how the aging brain tracks the numerosity of the objects presented in the visual field for different goals. We review the recent EEG findings in healthy older individuals (age range: 65–75 years approximately) on perceptual, attentional and memory mechanisms-reflected in the N1, N2pc and contralateral delayed activity (CDA) components of the EEG, respectively-during the execution of a variety of cognitive tasks requiring simultaneous processing of multiple elements. The findings point to multiple loci of neural changes in multi-object analysis, and suggest the involvement of early perceptual mechanisms, attentive individuation and working memory (WM) operations in the neural and cognitive modification due to aging. However, the findings do not simply reflect early impairments with a cascade effect over subsequent stages of stimulus processing, but in fact highlight interesting dissociations between the effects occurring at the various stages of stimulus processing. Finally, the results on older adults indicate the occurrence of neural overactivation in association to good levels of performance in easy perceptual contexts, thus providing some hints on the existence of compensatory phenomena that are associated with the functioning of early perceptual mechanisms.
Electrophysiological advances on multiple object processing in aging / Mazza, Veronica; Brignani, Debora. - In: FRONTIERS IN AGING NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 1663-4365. - ELETTRONICO. - 8:MAR(2016), pp. 1-8.
|Titolo:||Electrophysiological advances on multiple object processing in aging|
|Autori:||Mazza, Veronica; Brignani, Debora|
|Titolo del periodico:||FRONTIERS IN AGING NEUROSCIENCE|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||MAR|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84964200325|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||26973520|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000371113700001|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2016.00046|
|Citazione:||Electrophysiological advances on multiple object processing in aging / Mazza, Veronica; Brignani, Debora. - In: FRONTIERS IN AGING NEUROSCIENCE. - ISSN 1663-4365. - ELETTRONICO. - 8:MAR(2016), pp. 1-8.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|