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Lifespan Cognition: Mechanisms of Change

Ellen Bialystok and Fergus I. M. Craik


This book creates a bridge across cognitive development and cognitive aging. Pairs of researchers study the rise and fall of specific cognitive functions, such as attention, executive functioning, memory, working memory, representations, language, problem solving, intelligence, and individual differences to find ways in which the study of development and decline converge on common processes and mechanisms. The chapters are framed by an introduction that sets out the problems to be discussed and a conclusion that extracts the common themes and speculates on the implications for theory building. ... More

Keywords: cognitive development, cognitive aging, cognitive functions, attention, executive functioning, memory, working memory, representations, problem solving, decline

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195169539
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169539.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen Bialystok, editor
York University, Toronto

Fergus I. M. Craik, editor
Rotman Research Institute, and Professor, University of Toronto

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