Supremacía de la emoción sobre la cognición en el envejecimiento

Paula Álvarez-Merino, Carmen Requena


El envejecimiento no es un descubrimiento del siglo XXI. Sin embargo, lo que sí es inédito es que el colectivo de personas mayores supere en número al resto de la población en muchos países del mundo. En los últimos años ha habido una proliferación de estudios empíricos acerca del envejecimiento, la cognición, emoción y su interacción. En el momento actual, un creciente número de investigaciones muestran que las emociones se mantienen intactas en la vejez contribuyendo a mejorar el rendimiento en tareas cognitivas. Esta investigación ofrece una visión global de los aspectos que regulan las emociones en la función cognitiva de las personas mayores.

Palabras clave

envejecimiento; vejez; emoción; cognición; adaptación; bienestar

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