Ageing and the allocation of selective attention over time: behavioural, neurophysiological and neuroanatomical correlates.

Project: Research

Project Description

Only by fully understanding cognitive decline that occurs with age can we hope to provide appropriate interventions to slow or arrest the underlying neural degeneration. Part A, the first of three consecutive parts, will use novel paradigms to investigate various aspects of selective attention and cognition. Part B will investigate the regions of the brain underlying the temporal allocation of selective attention by comparing the performance of patients with focal lesions, and separately by using event-related potential (ERP) technology. Finally, Part C will evaluate the rate and type of cognitive decline with age using a range of reaction time-independent tasks
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/06

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD150,000.00