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The Elements of Cognitive Aging: Meta-Analyses of Age-Related Differences in Processing Speed and Their Consequences

Paul Verhaeghen

Abstract

This book provides a qualitative overview (using graphical and classical meta-analysis) of the vast literature on aging and speeded tasks—bringing together, almost everything we know about age and processing speed. The book investigates age-related slowing in elementary tasks (including updated parameters for the Aging Human Information Processor) and tasks of executive control (inhibition, task shifting, and task coordination). It examines broader regularities in the age-related effects of these tasks that might hint at underlying brain-related mechanisms, while keeping out a keen eye for alt ... More

Keywords: cognition, aging, meta-analysis, cognitive control, human factors, mental speed, speed-of-processing, human factors, lifespan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780195368697
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368697.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Verhaeghen, author
Associate Professor of Psychology, Syracuse University