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Search for a Common Cause Factor amongst Cognitive, Speed and Biological Variables Using Narrow Age Cohorts

Mackinnon, Andrew; Christensen, Helen; Jorm, Anthony F

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Background: Cross-sectional studies have demonstrated that age-related effects on many cognitive and biological functioning variables are shared. A number of theories postulate that these associations arise from a common causal mechanism responsible for change across a wide range of functions. However, it has been claimed that the finding of shared variance among variables in these studies may be spurious because most studies have been cross-sectional and based on age-heterogeneous samples....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/28156
Source: Gerontology
DOI: 10.1159/000093657

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