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Allison B. Sekuler; The effects of aging on vision: Plasticity and tradeoffs. Journal of Vision 2011;11(15):71. doi: 10.1167/11.15.71.
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The “greying population” is the fastest growing group the developed world. Despite the importance of this group, we know relatively little, however, about how aging affects critical functions such as vision and neural processing. Although it was once assumed that aging would lead to only declines in neural function, recent research shows that although while some abilities decline with age, others are spared and may even improve, and neural systems underlying visual processing may change substantially throughout our lifetimes. This lecture will discuss the trade-offs in visual and neural processing that occur with age, with a focus on pattern vision and motion perception.
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