This book aims to reverse the bias shown in research literature concerning the decline of information processing abilities with age. Twenty chapters identify areas of limited or no decline in cognitive functioning with respect to rate of information processing, attentional capacity, object perception, word perception, language comprehension, learning, memory, and problem-solving. These findings attest to the imbalance of previous published research, presenting a fairer portrayal of the aged mind. The key features are: it investigates a broad variety of information-processing tasks and capabilities; shows that aging adults can look forward to minimum dysfunction over a wide range of intellectual activity; reverses the bias toward portrayal of the aged, dysfunctional mind; and, provides information applicable toward interacting with the aged in counseling and care-giving settings.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : Introduction: A.T. Welford, The Gerontological Balance Sheet. Neurophysiological Sparing: D.S. Woodruff-Pak, Neural Plasticity as a Substrate for Cognitive Adaptation in Adulthood and Aging. T.R. Bashore, Differential Effects of Aging on the Neurocognitive Functions Subserving Speeded Mental Processing. R. Parasuraman and P.G. Nestor, Preserved Cognitive Operations in Earl Alzheimers Disease. Information Processing Rate: J. Myersonand S. Hale, General Slowing and Age-Invariance in Cognitive Processing: The Other Side of the Coin. S.H. Johnson and J.M. Rybash, A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective on Age-Related Slowing: Developmental Changes in the Functional Architecture. A. Baron and J. Cerella, Laboratory Tests of the Disuse Account of Cognitive Decline. T.R. Bashore and P.H. Goddard, Preservative and Restorative Effects of Aerobic Fitness on the Age-Related Slowing of Mental Processing Speed. AttentionalCapacity: B. Molander and L. Backman, Performance of a Complex Motor Skill Across the Life-Span: Gene
- Data Publicarii : 20 Sep 1993
- Format : Hardback
- Numar pagini : 605
- ISBN : 9780121651800