What Do We Know About the Aging Brain?

Implications for Learning in Late Life

Authored by: Benjamin T. Mast , Jennifer Zimmerman , Sarah V. Rowe

Handbook of Research on Adult Learning and Development

Print publication date:  November  2008
Online publication date:  November  2008

Print ISBN: 9780805858198
eBook ISBN: 9780203887882
Adobe ISBN: 9781135597405

10.4324/9780203887882.ch24

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Abstract

The breadth of topics covered in this volume suggests that the intersection of adult development and learning is exceptionally complex and influenced by a wide variety of processes. This chapter focuses on how the brain changes in the context of adult development (with particular attention given to later life) and the ways in which these changes affect learning. To begin, we offer several general observations.

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