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Understanding terminal decline in cognition and risk of death - Methodological and theoretical implications of practice and dropout effects

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There is new empirical evidence that the effects of impending death on cognition have been miscalculated because of neglect of the incidence of dropout and of practice gains during longitudinal studies. When these are taken into consideration, amounts and rates of cognitive declines preceding death and dropout are seen to be almost identical, and participants aged 49 to 93 years who neither dropout nor die show little or no decline during a 20-year longitudinal study. Practice effects are the...

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10.1027/1016-9040.11.3.164

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
EUROPEAN PSYCHOLOGIST
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Pages:
164-171
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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ISSN:
1016-9040
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uuid:34b93d5f-8b54-4dd3-b4f1-863ca23293a4
Source identifiers:
2377
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pubs:2377
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English
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