The mismeasurement of mind: How neuropsychological testing creates a false picture of cognitive aging


Age-related declines in scores on neuropsychological tests are widely believed to reveal that human cognitive capacities decline across the lifespan. In a computational simulation, we show how the behavioral patterns observed in Paired Associate Learning (PAL), a particularly sensitive measure of age-related performance change (Rabbitt & Lowe, 2000), are… (More)


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