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Description - Cognitive Aging by Denise C. Park

As our society ages and the importance of managing information and technology in daily life increases - even in homes and communities - the topic of cognitive ageing is becoming increasingly important. This text offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of how the cognitive system changes as a function of normal ageing, as well as what areas of cognitive function are more resistant to age changes. Each chapter is written by a researcher with expert knowledge and considerable hands-on research expertise in his/her topic. It reviews core topics, and is divided into four sections. The first section provides an overview of basic issues and mechanisms, while the second discusses the important topics of attention and memory, and includes a chapter on the cognitive neuropsychology of the ageing brain. A third section focuses on language and speech, while the final section discusses some of the implications of age - related changes in cognitive function for everyday life. This volume is designed to fulfill a need for a review of this important topic accessible to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students, as well as to provide thoughtful, comprehensive, and readable overviews of various aspects of cognitive ageing to individuals from all disciplines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780863776922
ISBN-10: 0863776922
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Psychology Press Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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