Chapter Six

Aging, neurocognitive reserve, and the healthy brain

Chih-Mao Huanga,b; Hsu-Wen Huangc,*    a Department of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwanb Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwanc Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong* Corresponding author: email address:


Healthy older adults experience a general decrement in physical and cognitive abilities with advancing age. The severity of these behavioral and neurocognitive declines is highly variable within the aged population. The Neurocognitive Reserve Hypothesis has been proposed in the cognitive and ...

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