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The sensory-cognition association in adulthood: Different magnitudes for processing speed, inhibition, episodic memory, and false memory?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2005 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, Vol. 46, no 3, 253-262 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

One hundred and forty-six participants (age range = 20-80) completed a battery of tests designed to measure visual acuity, processing speed, inhibition, episodic memory and false memory. The relations between visual acuity and general cognitive ability, as well as between visual acuity and the indicators of this construct, were evaluated with structural equation modeling. The measurement model confirmed that the indicators of the individual cognitive abilities could be grouped into a general cognitive functioning factor. However, the relation between episodic and false memory was not completely explained by the shared association with this general factor. Furthermore, visual acuity predicted approximately half of the age-related variance in the general cognition factor. Also, the proportion of age-related variance shared with vision was highest in inhibition and lowest in false memory. The results are discussed in the light of common cause accounts of cognitive aging.

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2005. Vol. 46, no 3, 253-262 p.
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sensory cognition association, visual acuity, episodic memory, processing speed, inhibition, false memory, cognitive ability, cognitive aging, age-related variance
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13502DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-9450.2005.00455.xOAI: diva2:180022
Available from: 2008-04-09 Created: 2008-04-09 Last updated: 2011-01-12Bibliographically approved

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