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The Myth of Cognitive Decline: Non-Linear Dynamics of Lifelong Learning
Michael Ramscar, Peter Hendrix, Cyrus Shaoul, Petar Milin and Harald Baayen
As adults age, their performance on many psychometric tests changes systematically, a finding that is widely taken to reveal that cognitive information-processing capacities decline across adulthood. Contrary to this, we suggest that older adults'; changing performance reflects memory search demands, which escalate as experience grows. Read the The Myth of Cognitive Decline: Non-Linear Dynamics of Lifelong Learning.