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New Perspectives on the Aging Lexicon

Wulff, D. U., De Deyne, S., Jones, M. N., Mata, R., Austerweil, J., Baayen, R. H., Balota, D. A., Baronchelli, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-0255-0829, Brysbaert, M., Cai, Q., Dennis, S., Hills, T. T., Kenett, Y. N., Keuleers, E., Marelli, M., Pakhomov, S. V., Ramscar, M., Schooler, L. J., Shing, Y. L., da Souza, A. S., Siew, C. S. Q., Storms, G., Verissimo, J. and Aging Lexicon Consortium, . (2019). New Perspectives on the Aging Lexicon. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 23(8), pp. 686-698. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2019.05.003

Abstract

The field of cognitive aging has seen considerable advances in describing the linguistic and semantic changes that happen during the adult life span to uncover the structure of the mental lexicon (i.e., the mental repository of lexical and conceptual representations). Nevertheless, there is still debate concerning the sources of these changes, including the role of environmental exposure and several cognitive mechanisms associated with learning, representation, and retrieval of information. We review the current status of research in this field and outline a framework that promises to assess the contribution of both ecological and psychological aspects to the aging lexicon.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Publisher Keywords: network models, ecological analyses, representation, semantic cognition, search, aging
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Mathematics
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22751
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