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Cognitive Aging and Category Learning

A brief write-up in Science Daily of some research and an article published this summer with some collaborators at  Ruhr University in Bochum Germany. We showed that older adults learned perceptual classifications about as well as younger adults, until they reached the point that they had to learn some exceptions. The older adults tended to stick with the rules, even if it meant making more errors. But other work (under review now) is looking at ways to mitigate or eliminate some of the mild cognitive impairments associated wth normal aging…

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914090317.htm

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