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By Ted L. Petit (auth.), F. I. M. Craik, Sandra Trehub (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1468441787

ISBN-13: 9781468441789

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ISBN-13: 9781468441802

For a number of purposes, there was an explosion of curiosity in learn on getting older during the last few years. the explanations contain an information that an enormous and turning out to be percentage of our inhabitants is over sixty five and that study findings can give a contribution to their overall healthiness, pride, and potency as individuals of society; the truth that investment corporations have counseled the necessity for extra study attempt within the region by means of establishing unique courses; and likewise the truth that researchers themselves are turning extra to functional difficulties as many theoretical concerns (in experimen­ tal psychology at the least) appear to stay as intractable as ever. therefore, at the present there's frequent curiosity in getting older, yet there's additionally an absence of data as to what has already been finished within the sector, what the theoretical matters are, and what components give a contribution to the methodological and useful problems. The time is propitious for conferences of specialists in a number of points of the getting older procedure, either to debate between themselves newest advances within the box and in addition to inte­ grate identified details for researchers and practitioners. in the summertime of 1980 we equipped any such assembly because the tenth annual psychology symposium to be held on the Erindale Campus of the collage of Toronto. the subject selected used to be getting older and Cognitive approaches, and the edited contributions to the symposium shape the chapters of the current book.

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The slow march of the disease from the medial temporal lobes over the neocoretx is compatible with the possible release from cell to cell of a factor which induces degeneration in adjacent cells. One such mechanism might be a slow virus, but although this hypothesis is under active investigation in many laboratories of the world, there is no definitive evidence in support of a viral cause for this illness (Crapper & De Boni, 1978). Repeated attempts to reproduce Alzheimer's disease with all its pathological manifestation in animals has also failed (Crapper & De Boni, 1980).

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