Y.C. Shih1, 2, Kayako Matsuo2, S.H. A. Chen3, Toshiharu Nakai4, Y.C. Hsu5, F.H. Lin1, W.Y. I. Tseng2
1Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan; 2Center for Optoelectronic Biomedicine, National Taiwan Univerity College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan, Taiwan; 3Division of Psychology, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore , Singapore; 4National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Aichi, Japan; 5Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University
We performed resting state fMRI to investigate the functional connectivity of elderly people placing seed regions in the anterior and the posterior hippocampus using a . A regression model. The anterior hippocampus seed revealed a memory network including an anterior part of the temporal lobe and the insula. In contrast, the posterior seed revealed a network including the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC). The was used to efficiently detect the functionally coherent cerebral regions with these hippocampus seeds. We hypothesized that elderly people show the different signal coherence pattern in the hippocampal memory network. Eelderly group demonstrated higher signal coherence in the left right PCC, right insula and superior right anterior temporal lobe with the posterior hippocampus and anterior hippocampus than the young group. It would be explained eElderly people may have a compensatory mechanism to ensure higher cognitive memory functions caused byaffected by aging and experiences.