Accounting for cognitive aging: context processing, inhibition or processing speed?

@article{Rush2006AccountingFC,
  title={Accounting for cognitive aging: context processing, inhibition or processing speed?},
  author={Beth K. Rush and Deanna M. Barch and Todd S. Braver},
  journal={Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 3-4},
  pages={588-610}
}
Age-related deficits in context processing were examined in relationship to two predominant theories of cognitive aging (the Inhibitory Deficit and Processing Speed Models). Older and younger adults completed a measure of context processing (AX Continuous Performance Test (CPT) task) as well as a computerized battery of inhibitory tasks: Stroop, garden path sentences, go no-go, and the stop-signal paradigm. Participants also completed a simple processing speed task. After controlling for… CONTINUE READING