A Spreading Activation Model of Age-related Deficits in Cognition

  • Gillian Cohen


Research on the effects of aging on cognition often results in a list or catalogue of those aspects of cognitive performance that are impaired by aging and a similar catalogue of other aspects of performance that are unaffected by aging. To advance beyond this stage we need to find a general framework, a cognitive theory that reveals how these various effects are related, and that will enable us to make predictions about what other kinds of tasks or processes are likely to be affected by age.


Work Memory Capacity Action Error Omission Error Fact Retrieval Intention Level 
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