Diane B. Howieson, Ph.D.
Diane B. Howieson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and associate professor emerita of neurology at the Oregon Health & Science University. She was head of the neuropsychology division of the Portland VA Health Care System for 12 years before joining the C. Rex & Ruth H. Layton Aging & Alzheimer Disease Center at the Oregon Health & Science University. She has published more than 40 scientific articles, primarily in the areas of aging and dementia. She is co-author of the widely used professional book: Lezak, Howieson, Bigler, & Tranel, Neuropsychological Assessment, 5th edition, Oxford University Press,
Cognitive Skills and the Aging Brain: What to Expect
Despite dementia and other neurobiological disorders that are associated with aging, improved imaging has revealed that even into our seventies, our brains continue producing new neurons. Our author writes about how mental health functions react to the normal aging process, including why an aging brain may even form the basis for wisdom.