Archived Versions

9.110J / 7.92J Neurology, Neuropsychology, and Neurobiology of Aging

As taught in: Spring 2005

Two MRI images side by side.  One shows the brain of a healthy older adult, the other shows a brain of an adult with Alzheimer's disease.

T1-weighted MRI images. Coronal section through the hippocampus. AD patients have shrunken hippocampi and enlarged ventricles relative to healthy age-matched controls. These changes result from cell dysfunction and cell death. (Image by Prof. Suzanne Corkin.)




Prof. Suzanne Corkin

Prof. Vernon M. Ingram

Course Description

Lectures and discussions in this course cover the clinical, behavioral, and molecular aspects of the brain aging processes in humans. Topics include the loss of memory and other cognitive abilities in normal aging, as well as neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. Discussions based on readings taken from primary literature explore the current research in this field.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.