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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

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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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1 On Structure and Process in Lifespan Cognitive Development

Fergus I. M. Craik, and Ellen Bialystok

3 Brain Changes in Aging: A Lifespan Perspective

Randy L. Buckner Denise, and Head Cindy Lustig

4 Four Modes of Selection

James T. Enns, and Lana M. Trick

5 Aging and Attention

Arthur F. Kramer, and Jutta Kray

7 The Aging of Executive Functions

Karen Daniels Jeffrey, and Toth Larry Jacoby

9 Working Memory Across the Adult Lifespan

Denise C. Park, and Doris Payer

10 Children’s Memory Development: Remembering the Past and Preparing for the Future

Peter A. Ornstein, Catherine A. Haden, and Holger B. Elischberger

13 Representation and Aging

Deborah M. Burke

17 Language Disorders in Aging

David Caplan, and Gloria Waters

19 Aging of Thought

Timothy A. Salthouse

21 Variability in Cognitive Aging: From Taxonomy to Theory

Ulman Lindenberger, and Timo von Oertzen