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A neural efficiency hypothesis of age-related changes in human working memory performance

Bart Rypma

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198570394
eISBN:
9780191693816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570394.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the changes in executive functions with age, drawing on behavioural and brain imaging data. It focuses on response selection as an important executive function and concludes ... More


The Evolution of Cognitive Representational Decision Making

Armin W. Schulz

in Efficient Cognition: The Evolution of Representational Decision Making

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037600
eISBN:
9780262345262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037600.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter develops a new account of the evolution of cognitive representational decision making—i.e. of decision making that relies on representations about the state of the world. The core idea ... More


Fostering Creativity: Insights from Neuroscience

Oshin Vartanian

in Neuroscience of Creativity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019583
eISBN:
9780262314695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019583.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Based on a componential view of creativity, the focus of this chapter is to demonstrate that the neural bases of creativity can be impacted by boosting working memory and fluid intelligence—two of ... More


The Evolution of Conative Representational Decision Making

Armin W. Schulz

in Efficient Cognition: The Evolution of Representational Decision Making

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037600
eISBN:
9780262345262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037600.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter defends a cognitive-efficiency-based account of the evolution of conative representational decision making. The core idea behind this account is that, similarly to cognitive ... More


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