Aging affects many aspects of everyday living, such as autonomy, security and quality of life. Among all, spatial memory and spatial navigation show a gradual but noticeable decline, as a result of both neurobiological changes and the general slowing down of cognitive functioning. We conducted a systematic review using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines to identify studies that specifically investigated the role of allocentric and egocentric frames in healthy aging. Concerning spatial navigation, our results showed a preservation of egocentric strategies, along with specific impairments in the use of allocentric and switching abilities. Regarding spatial memory, instead, outcomes were more divergent and not frame-specific. With this perspective, spatial impairments were discussed considering the cognitive profile of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's Disease (AD).

Colombo, D., Serino, S., Tuena, C., Pedroli, E., Dakanalis, A., Cipresso, P., et al. (2017). Egocentric and allocentric spatial reference frames in aging: A systematic review. NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS, 80, 605-621 [10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.07.012].

Egocentric and allocentric spatial reference frames in aging: A systematic review

Serino, S;Pedroli, E;Dakanalis, A;Cipresso, P;
2017

Abstract

Aging affects many aspects of everyday living, such as autonomy, security and quality of life. Among all, spatial memory and spatial navigation show a gradual but noticeable decline, as a result of both neurobiological changes and the general slowing down of cognitive functioning. We conducted a systematic review using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines to identify studies that specifically investigated the role of allocentric and egocentric frames in healthy aging. Concerning spatial navigation, our results showed a preservation of egocentric strategies, along with specific impairments in the use of allocentric and switching abilities. Regarding spatial memory, instead, outcomes were more divergent and not frame-specific. With this perspective, spatial impairments were discussed considering the cognitive profile of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's Disease (AD).
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Aging; Allocentric reference frame; Egocentric reference frame; Navigation; Spatial memory; Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience; Behavioral Neuroscience
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Colombo, D., Serino, S., Tuena, C., Pedroli, E., Dakanalis, A., Cipresso, P., et al. (2017). Egocentric and allocentric spatial reference frames in aging: A systematic review. NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS, 80, 605-621 [10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.07.012].
Colombo, D; Serino, S; Tuena, C; Pedroli, E; Dakanalis, A; Cipresso, P; Riva, G
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