Selective review of cognitive aging

  • Published: Journal of International Neuropsychological Society, 16: 754–760, 2010
  • Authors: Salthouse, T. A.
  • Date Added: 04 Feb 2014
  • Last Update: 04 Feb 2014
  • Format: pdf

Objectives:

To describe some of the major questions and findings in the field of cognitive aging.

Methodology:

Review of literature and expert knowledge.

Key Findings:

  • There is consensus on the general pattern of age-cognition relations.There is nearly linear decline from early adulthood on measures representing efficiency or effectiveness of processing.

  • There is good evidence to show this decline is replicated when measures such as neuropsychological tests are used.

Keywords:

Cognitive aging; Cross-sectional; Longitudinal; Variability; Moderators; Mediators

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