Low-resolution neurocognitive aging and cognition: An embodied perspective


Consistent with embodied cognition, a growing evidence in young adults show thatsensorimotor processing is at the core of cognition. Considering that this approachpredicts direct interaction between sensorimotor processing and cognition, embodiedcognition may thus be particularly relevant to study aging, since this population ischaracterized by concomitant changes in sensorimotor and cognitive processing. Thepresent perspective aims at showing the value and interest to explore normal agingthroughout embodiment by focusing on the neurophysiological and cognitive changesoccurring in aging. To this end, we report some of the neurophysiological substratesunderpinning the perceptual and memory interactions in older adults, from the lowand high perceptual processing to the conjunction in the medial temporal lobe. Wethen explore how these changes could explain more broadly the cognitive changesassociated with aging in terms of losses and gains.

Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience