Measuring the mind speed, control, and age

John Duncan*, Louise Phillips, Peter McLeod

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What are the fundamental mechanisms of decision making, processing speed, memory, and cognitive control? How do these give rise to individual differences, and how do they change as people age? How are these mechanisms implemented in neural functions, in particular the functions of the frontal lobe? How do they relate to the demands of everyday, 'real-life' behaviour? For over almost five decades, Professor Patrick Rabbitt has been among the most distinguished of British cognitive psychologists. His work has been widely influential in theories of mental speed, cognitive control, and ageing, influencing research in experimental psychology, neuropsychology, and individual differences. This book, dedicated to Professor Rabbitt, brings together a group of sixteen contributors who are actively pursuing research in the fields of speed, memory, and control, and the application of these fields to individual differences and ageing. It includes the latest work from senior figures in the field, and focuses on fundamental topics in both teaching and research.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
Number of pages304
ISBN (Electronic)9780191693588
ISBN (Print)9780198566427
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2012


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