Article on neurocognitive aging published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology

Associate Professor Hana Burianov√° published an invited article on neurocognitive aging and functional connectivity using functional magnetic resonance imaging in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology.

In the article, the mechanisms that underlie neurocognitive aging and the assessment of functional connectivity, which delineates markers of age-related neurocognitive plasticity, are discussed. Functional connectivity paradigms characterise complex one-to-many (or many-to-many) structure–function relations, as higher-level cognitive processes are mediated by the interaction among a number of functionally related neural areas rather than localised to discrete brain regions. Together with behavioural and regional activation studies, connectivity studies and modeling approaches have contributed to our understanding of the mechanisms of age-related reorganisation of distributed functional networks.