Special Issue "Cognitive Empowerment for the Enhancement of Active and Healthy Aging"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: aging; cognitive psychology; health promotion; decision-making; intelligence; social media addiction
Interests: methodological aspects and psychometric applied to different areas of psychology: cognitive, personality, normal and pathological, legal, clinical and rehabilitation
Due to the increasing number of older adults, the progressive aging of the population requires the implementation of appropriate and innovative strategies for mitigating the adverse effects of this process on both individuals and the socio-economic system. Although one of the main effects of aging is undoubtedly linked to the decline in cognitive functions, it should be stressed that this decline, which has both functional and neurological aspects, even if it cannot be avoided, can be significantly postponed (Boots et al. 2015; Miceli & Gangemi, 2011; Misuraca, Miceli, & Teuscher, 2017; Smart et al., 2014; Miceli, Maniscalco, & Matranga, 2019). Over the last few decades, researchers have made an enormous amount of progress in understanding the biological processes underlying cognition, shedding light on the influence of both lifestyles and different technological aids (e.g., serious games, robotics, artificial intelligence) on the development or enhancement of human cognitive abilities.
This Special Issue aims to present a collection of studies focused on interdisciplinary approaches of neurology, medicine, cognitive psychology, human–computer interaction, computer science, and engineering to the creation of new perspectives on the prevention of the aging-associated decline in cognitive functions and social policy interventions that can promote “active and healthy aging”.
Dr. Silvana Miceli
Dr. Santo Di Nuovo
Dr. Barbara Caci
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- active aging
- cognitive functions
- health promotion
- cognitive rehabilitation
- technological aids (e.g., serious, games, robotics, web platforms, artificial intelligence)
- cognitive training
- human–computer interaction
- social health services.