New Perspectives on the Aging Lexicon

The Aging Lexicon Consortium

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)686-698
Number of pages13
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Volume23
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2019

Keywords

  • aging
  • ecological analyses
  • network models
  • representation
  • search
  • semantic cognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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