Introduction to Cognitive Development in Middle Adulthood

What you’ll learn to do:¬†describe cognitive and neurological changes during middle adulthood

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While we sometimes associate aging with cognitive decline (often due to the the way it is portrayed in the media), aging does not necessarily mean a decrease in cognitive function. In fact, tacit knowledge, verbal memory, vocabulary, inductive reasoning, and other types of practical thought skills¬†increase with age. We’ll learn about these advances as well as some neurological changes that happen in middle adulthood in the section that follows.