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


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


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.


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