Aging is often associated with cognitive and neural decline, and older adults represent the largest growing demographic. However, we are still just beginning to understand how aging influences brain-behavior relationships, the factors that contribute to healthy and pathological aging, and how we may be able to mitigate the influence of aging on the brain and cognition.
The goal of this special issue is to highlight contributions that examine the neural, cognitive and behavioral consequences of aging. Manuscripts on any aspect of the neurobiology of cognitive aging as it relates to language are invited for submission. These could include work that highlights brain-behavior interactions, cognitive interventions that focus on the brain and behavior, work that focuses on individual differences in the neural bases of language and cognition, or computational models simulating the effects of age on language and cognition, among other topics. Submissions could be original empirical studies, reviews, or theoretical positions.