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The effects of antioxidants in the senescent auditory cortex
aDepartment of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada M5G 1V7
bUnited States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Received 10 January 2005; revised 19 April 2005; accepted 2 May 2005. Available online 13 June 2005.
We investigated whether a 2-month dietary supplementation of antioxidants, in the form of blueberry phytochemicals, could reverse or retard the age-related decline in temporal processing speed observed in the aged rat. To this end, extracellular single unit responses to frequency modulated (FM) sweeps were recorded in the primary auditory cortex (AI) of aged rats that had been placed on either a blueberry-supplemented or control diet 2 months prior to the physiological recordings. Results showed that most cells recorded from the blueberry-fed rats responded most vigorously to fast FM sweeps, similar to that observed in young rats. In contrast, the majority of cells recorded from the control rats showed a preference for slow FM sweep rates. These results suggest that age-related changes in temporal processing speed in A1 may be reversed by dietary supplementation of blueberry phytochemicals.
Keywords: Aging; Auditory cortex; Antioxidants; Temporal processing speed; Frequency modulated sweeps; Blueberries
While this study does not mention emf’s or radiation, blueberries are very likely to be one of the foods that are helpful in rebalancing the body.