Discussion board – the aging brain

The topic for this discussion board is The Aging Brain.

1)  First read the article below.

2)  Address the following questions in your discussion board post: (A paragraph or 2 should be enough) 

  • What are some reasons that brain research is a growing area of interest?
  • What types of images can be used to study the brain?
  • What is the difference between normal brain changes with aging and pathological changes seen with brain diseases? Give an example of natural degenerative changes versus brain disease.
  • What are some strategies that can be used to keep the brain young and healthy?

3) Reply to at least one classmate to share a similar or contrasting point of view.