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|Author||Strong, J., V.; Mast, B., T.|
|Title||The cognitive functioning of older adult instrumental musicians and non-musicians.|
Strong, J. V., & Mast, B. T. (2019). The cognitive functioning of older adult instrumental musicians and non-musicians. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 26(3), 367-386.
|Keywords||cognitive aging; music cognition; executive function; neuropsychology; cognitive reserve
|Link to article|| https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2018.1448356
|Abstract||This study examined similarities and differences in the cognitive profiles of older adult instrumental musicians and non-musicians. We compared neuropsychological test scores among older adult non-musicians, low-activity musicians (
|Metodology||Three groups of older adults were selected: non-musicians, low-activity musicinans and high-activity musicians. They answered some questionnaires and were subjected to some tests to assess several cognitive domains.
|Findings||The results support late life cognitive benefits of early musical training, but only in select cognitive domains, including language, executive functioning, and visual spatial ability.
|Search Database||Researcher knowledge
|Technique||Questionnaire; Neuropsychological battery tests; Analysis of covariance|