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Active lifestyles might protect cognitive abilities; however, studies rarely consider the reverse causal direction. Activity-cognition associations might reflect stable intelligence differences rather than a protective effect of activity. The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 (n = 1091) completed cognitive tests aged 70, having taken an intelligence test aged 11. Activity (assessed by participation in 15 activities that produced a socio-intellectual activity factor, and by physical activity) was positively associated with cognition (r = .08 to .32, p ≤ .05). When age-11 IQ and adult social class were controlled, only physical activity remained significantly associated with general cognitive ability and processing speed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
|Journal||Psychology and Aging|
|Early online date||6 Jun 2011|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2012|
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Brain imaging and cognitive ageing in the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936: III
Wardlaw, J., Bastin, M. & Deary, I.
1/05/15 → 30/04/19
Disconnected Mind [Phase 2]
1/01/11 → 31/03/16
MRC Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
Deary, I., Holmes, M., Logie, P., McCulloch, J., Porteous, D., Roberts, N., Seckl, J., Starr, J. & Wardlaw, J.
1/09/08 → 31/08/13