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Relations between Age and Cognitive Functioning

Timothy A. Salthouse

in Major Issues in Cognitive Aging

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372151
eISBN:
9780199776948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372151.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the purpose of this book, which is to summarize some of the robust and replicated research findings concerned with the effects of aging on cognitive ... More


Major Issues in Cognitive Aging

Timothy Salthouse

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195372151
eISBN:
9780199776948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372151.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

In recent years the field of cognitive aging has flourished and expanded into many different disciplines. It is probably, therefore, inevitable that some of the research has become very narrow, ... More


From genome to brainome: charting the lessons learned

Ronald M. Green

in Neuroethics: Defining the issues in theory, practice, and policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198567219
eISBN:
9780191724084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567219.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter explores converging and diverging issues between genetic and neuroimaging science research and clinical applications. It shows how genetics is intensely communal and familial, while the ... More


Health, disease, and cognitive functioning in old age

Åke Wahlin

in New Frontiers in Cognitive Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525691
eISBN:
9780191689369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525691.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The accumulation of multiple chronic illnesses with advancing age is well established, and characterizes a significant proportion of the elderly population. This chapter discusses how this is ... More


What is Priming and Why?

Chad J. Marsolek

in Rethinking Implicit Memory

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632326
eISBN:
9780191670466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632326.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter suggests that most cognitive theories of memory are cast in a manner that does not satisfactorily posit both what repetition priming is and why it is that way. Often, theories are cast ... More


Psychological research on visual attention

Claus Bundesen and Thomas Habekost

in Principles of Visual Attention:: Linking Mind and Brain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198570707
eISBN:
9780191693854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570707.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents an overview of cognitive research on visual attention from the pioneering studies in the 1950s to the mature psychological field of today. Classical empirical phenomena and ... More


Introduction and overview

Alan Baddeley

in Working Memory, Thought, and Action

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528012
eISBN:
9780191689505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528012.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Though there are many approaches to working memory, the author introduces this chapter by emphasizing that his approach is empirically driven and relies primarily on the methods of cognitive memory ... More


What We Can Learn from a Neanderthal Woman

Markus Knauff

in Space to Reason: A Spatial Theory of Human Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018654
eISBN:
9780262313643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018654.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses some practical implications of space to reason theory for other areas of cognitive research and draws some general conclusions about imagination, spatial representation, and ... More


Theories of Humor

William V. Costanzo

in When the World Laughs: Film Comedy East and West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190924997
eISBN:
9780190925031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190924997.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 offers a survey of humanity’s best efforts to understand humor: what it is, how it works, and why it is important. It examines the most prominent theories and beliefs, describes recent ... More


The Contracts of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, Community

Ellen Spolsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190232146
eISBN:
9780190232177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, World Literature

This book considers the advantages of describing fictions as governed by a set of social contracts. It combines current cognitive research with attention to the historical context of works of ... More


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