Mental Exercise and Mental Aging

@article{Salthouse2006MentalEA,
  title={Mental Exercise and Mental Aging},
  author={T. Salthouse},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={1},
  pages={68 - 87}
}
  • T. Salthouse
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
It is widely believed that keeping mentally active will prevent age-related mental decline. The primary prediction of this mental-exercise hypothesis is that the rate of age-related decline in measures of cognitive functioning will be less pronounced for people who are more mentally active, or, equivalently, that the cognitive differences among people who vary in level of mental activity will be greater with increased age. Although many training studies, and comparisons involving experts… Expand
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