22 March 2009

When does age-related cognitive decline begin?

Cognitive decline begins in late 20s, study suggests
E!Science News: 20 March 2009
A new study indicates that some aspects of peoples' cognitive skills – such as the ability to make rapid comparisons, remember unrelated information and detect relationships – peak at about the age of 22, and then begin a slow decline starting around age 27. "

This research suggests that some aspects of age-related cognitive decline begin in healthy, educated adults when they are in their 20s and 30s," said Timothy Salthouse, a University of Virginia professor of psychology and the study's lead investigator. … > full press release : news story include short video (2:28)

Related journal article: Commentary on “challenging the notion of and early-onset of cognitive decline”

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