11/16/2011 – Age differences in striatal delay sensitivity during intertemporal choice in healthy adults

Intertemporal choices are a ubiquitous class of decisions that involve selecting between outcomes available at different times in the future. In a new study led by Center on Longevity faculty affiliate Samuel McClure, researchers investigated the neural systems supporting intertemporal decisions in healthy younger and older adults. Using functional neuroimaging, they found that aging is associated with a shift in the brain areas that respond to delayed rewards.

Read the full article in Frontiers in Neuroscience