New study on Neural selectivity highlighted in Science Magazine

fNIM lab receives a shout-out for our recent publication on age-related neural dedifferentiation. Neural dedifferentiation refers to the reduction of neural selectivity for specific classes of stimuli, a phenomenon which can be observed in older age. The study has observed that selective patterns of activity are subsequently associated with poorer memory performance. However, the relationship between neural selectivity and memory was evident in both younger and older age groups, which makes the relationship age-invariant.

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Science  01 Feb 2019: Vol. 363, Issue 6426, pp. 495

For more information on the study:
Neural Selectivity is lower in older adults and can predict memory performance

Koen, JD, Hauck, N, Rugg, MD. (2019). The Relationship between Age, Neural Differentiation, and Memory Performance.J Neurosci. 2019 Jan 2;39(1):149-162.