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

Dr. Lighthall’s new publication, “Neural mechanisms of decision‐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.