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Influences of Biological and Self-Initiated Factors on Brain and Cognition in Adulthood and Aging
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB), Physiology.
2006 (English)In: Lifespan Development and the Brain: The Perspective of Biocultural Co-Constructivism / [ed] Paul B. Baltes, Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Frank Rösler, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, 239-254 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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Age-related memory deficits are most pronounced on demanding tests of working memory and episodic memory, and are more pronounced in some older individuals than in others. In this chapter, we review individual-difference factors that influence memory functioning in adulthood and aging. A distinction is drawn between two categories of factors. The first includes biological factors that impose constraints by predisposing the aging brain toward cognitive decline. The second category includes a more heterogeneous collection of factors that are self-initiated and may be seen as offering possibilities rather than imposing constraints. We conclude by presenting some intriguing avenues for future research.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 239-254 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-76486DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511499722.013ISI: 000297272800012ISBN: 9780521844949 (Hardback)ISBN: 9780521175555 (Paperback)ISBN: 9780511499722 (Online, 2009)OAI: diva2:636700
Available from: 2013-07-11 Created: 2013-07-09 Last updated: 2013-07-11Bibliographically approved

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