November 20, 2011
Aging Brains Create 'Scaffolds' to Shore Up Eroding Abilities
Brandon Thibodeaux for The Chronicle
Here's a photo of a woman, Angela H. Gutchess tells people as she goes about her work, and this woman wears a large hat in a movie theater. Then Ms. Gutchess, assistant professor of psychology at Brandeis University, poses a question: Do you want this woman to play a role in your life?
The people hearing this are part of a brain study, and Ms. Gutchess and her team map the activity inside their heads while they are thinking of a response. What she's learned, she told a session at the