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The Elements of Cognitive AgingMeta-Analyses of Age-Related Differences in Processing Speed and Their Consequences$
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Paul Verhaeghen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780195368697

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368697.001.0001

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Age-related Differences in the Speed of Executive Control

Age-related Differences in the Speed of Executive Control

(p.169) 6 Age-related Differences in the Speed of Executive Control
The Elements of Cognitive Aging

Paul Verhaeghen

Oxford University Press

The meta-analyses presented in this chapter lead to two empirical conclusions. First, at the level of absolute age differences—the level older adults deal with in their daily lives, and also the level human-factor psychologists are most interested in—near-universal deficits in executive control are to be noted: Absolute age differences are typically larger for task versions requiring executive control than for versions with minimal control demands. This finding, however, stands in stark contrast to the second conclusion, as revealed by Brinley plots and state traces: Most executive-control tasks do not show age-related deficits over and beyond those already present in their low-control or no-control baseline version. The only exceptions are dual-task performance and task mixing.

Keywords:   age-related slowing, executive control, cognitive control, inhibition, coordination, task switching, dual-task performance

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