Cognitive aging is a flourishing area of research. A significant amount of new data, a number of new theoretical notions, and many new research issues have been generated in the past ten years. This new edition reviews new findings and theories, enables the reader to assess where the field is today, and evaluates its points of growth. The chapters are organized to run from reviews of current work on neuroimaging, neuropsychology, genetics and the concept of brain reserve, through the 'mainstream' topics of attention, memory, knowledge and language, to a consideration of individual differences and of cognitive aging in a lifespan context. This edition continues to feature the broad range of its predecessors, while also providing critical assessments of current theories and findings.
Preface 1. Neuroimaging of Healthy Cognitive Aging, Nancy A. Dennis and Roberto Cabeza. 2. Genetics of Cognitive Aging, Matt McGue and Wendy Johnson. 3. The Neuropsychology of the Development of Alzheimer's Disease, Marilyn S. Albert. 4. Intelligence, Education and the Brain Reserve Hypothesis, Helen Christensen, Kaarin J. Anstey, Liana S. Leach and Andrew Mackinnon. 5. Attention, Arthur F. Kramer and David J. Madden. 6. New Considerations in Aging and Memory: The Glass May Be Half Full, Mark A. McDaniel, Gilles O. Einstein and Larry L. Jacoby. 7. Working Memory, Executive Control and Aging, Todd S. Braver and Robert West. 8. Language and Aging, Deborah M. Burke and Meredith A. Shafto. 9. Knowledge and Cognitive Aging, Phillip L. Ackerman. 10. Intraindividual Variability, Cognition, and Aging, David F. Hultsch, Esther Strauss, Michael A. Hunter and Stuart W.S. MacDonald. 11. Lifespan Cognitive Development: The Roles of Representation and Control, Fergus I. M. Craik and Ellen Bialystok