Facets of subjective health horizons are differentially linked to brain volume
DUEZEL, Sandra; DREWELIES, Johanna; GERSTORF, Denis; DEMUTH, Ilja; KUEHN, Simone; LINDENBERGER, Ulman
Title: Facets of subjective health horizons are differentially linked to brain volume
Author: DUEZEL, Sandra; DREWELIES, Johanna; GERSTORF, Denis; DEMUTH, Ilja; KUEHN, Simone; LINDENBERGER, Ulman
Citation: Geropsych : the journal of gerontopsychology and geriatric psychiatry, 2018, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 127-136
ISSN: 1662-9647; 1662-971X
An active lifestyle including physical exercise and novelty processing is considered to promote brain health. Also, subjective future time perspectives (FTP) are known to shape motivation and goal-directed behavior, with links to objective health, well-being, and cognition. Nevertheless, the links between subjective FTP and brain physiology are largely unknown. We report data from 326 healthy older adults who completed the Subjective Health Horizon Questionnaire (SHH-Q) and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Voxel-based morphometry analyses revealed associations between (1) the SHH-Q Novelty factor and brain regions of the episodic memory network, and (2) the SHH-Q Body factor and regions contributing to the cortical representation of bodily states. Longitudinal and experimental data are needed to better understand the etiology of these links.
Subject: Berlin Aging Study II; BASE-II; Future time perspective; FTP; Active successful aging; Subjective Health Horizon Questionnaire (SHHQ); Brain structure; Episodic memory; Physiological condition; Future; Time; Interoception; Framework; Consciousness; Construction; Perspectives; Anticipation
Published online: 22 June 2018
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