Dr. Lighthall authors new paper on neural mechanisms of decision making in aging

Dr. Lighthall’s new publication, “Neural mechanisms of decisionā€making in aging“, provides an overview of how decision making changes during normal, healthy aging, and how age-related changes to the brain may alter decision processing across adulthood. The review synergizes evidence indicating different patterns of age-related change in regions that support bottom-up versus top-down components of decision processing, and highlights the role of changes to motivation as a driving force in the appearance of age differences in decision behavior.