Publications

In addition to the many empirical articles we publish, we also prepare a wide range of articles on cognitive ability, cognitive ageing, and cognitive epidemiology that provide overviews, reviews and critical commentaries of these topics. These are prepared for a range of audiences from interested lay people to practitioners and researchers in other areas.

If you cannot access the full articles via the links below, please email Anna Sim at ccace@ed.ac.uk to request them free of charge.

 

Policy and commentary documents

Policy report: Influencing the trajectories of ageing: Summary of a FORUM symposium held on 16 September 2016 (contributions from Deary, 2016). Click here for report

Book: Improving Later Life 2: Understanding the oldest old (contributions from Starr and Deary, 2013). Click here for book

Policy report: Public Policy & Aging Report. The global impact of ageing: The oldest old (contributions from Deary and Starr, 2013). Click here for report

The social life of the brain: Neuroscience in society (Pickersgill, 2013). Click here for article

 

Cognitive Epidemiology

Whither intelligence research? (Johnson, 2013). Click here for article

Looking for 'system integrity' in cognitive epidemiology (Deary, 2012). Click here for article

Outsmarting mortality (Deary, 2011). Click here for article

Cognitive Epidemiology: Its rise, its current issues, and its challenges (Deary, 2010). Click here for article

Intelligence and Education: Causal Perceptions Drive Analytic Processes and Therefore Conclusions (Deary and Johnson, 2010). Click here for article

Intelligence and Personality as Predictors of Illness and Death: How Researchers in Differential Psychology and Chronic Disease Epidemiology Are Collaborating to Understand and Address Health Inequalities (Deary, Weiss and Batty, 2010). Click here for article

Intelligence, education, and mortality are linked in several ways, so strategies to reduce inequalities should be broadly based (Batty, Kivimaki and Deary, 2010). Click here for article

Intelligence in Youth and All-Cause-Mortality: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis (Calvin, Deary, Fenton, Roberts, Der, Leckenby and Batty, 2010). Click here for article

Why do Intelligent People Live Longer? (Deary, 2008). Click here for article

Premorbid (early life) IQ and Later Mortality Risk: Systematic Review (Batty, Deary, Gottfredson, 2007). Click here for article

Commentary: Pre-morbid IQ and later health - the rapidly evolving field of cognitive epidemiology (Deary and Batty, 2006). Click here for article

Cognitive Epidemiology (Deary, Batty, 2005). Click here for article

Birth Weight and Cognitive Ability in Childhood: A Systematic Review (Shenkin, Starr and Deary, 2004). Click here for article

 

Cognitive and Brain Ageing 1: Individual differences

Book (only availabe in print form): Ritchie S (2015). Intelligence: All that matters. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN-10 1444791877. ISBN-13 978-1444791877.

The stability of intelligence from childhood to old age (Deary, 2014). Click here for article

Intelligence (a primer) (Deary, 2013). Click here for article

Intelligence (Deary, 2012). Click here for article

Age differences in intra-individual variability in simple and choice reaction time: systematic review and meta-analysis (Dykiert et al, 2012). Click here for article

Cognitive impairment in older workers - a guide to assessment (Mair and Starr, 2011). Click here for article

Age-Associated Cognitive Decline (Deary, Corley, Gow, Harris, Houlihan, Marioni, Penke, Rafnsson and Starr, 2009).·Click here for article

 

Cognitive and Brain Ageing 2: Human cognitive neuroscience 

Book (only availabe in print form): Logie RH & Morris RG (Eds.) (2015). Working Memory and Ageing. Hove, UK: Psychology Press. HB ISBN 978-84872-117-3. PB ISBN 978-1-84872-126-5.

Neural reorganization and compensation in aging (Morcom and Johnson, 2015). Click here for articleClick here for related podcast

 

Cognitive and Brain Ageing 3: The effects of diabetes

Cognitive Function, Dementia and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Elderly (Strachan, Reynolds, Marioni and Price, 2011). Click here for article

Cognition and Diabetes: A Lifespan Perspective (Biessels, Deary and Ryan, 2008).·Click here for article

Diabetes, Cognitive Impairment, and Dementia are strongly linked, but the precise mechanisms are unclear (Strachan, Price and Frier, 2008).·Click here for article

Type 2 diabetes and cognitive impairment: The Edinburgh Type 2 Diabetes Study (Price, Reynolds, Frier and Strachan, 2008). Click here for article

Diabetes and Cognitive Decline: Are Steroids the Missing Link (MacLullich and Seckl, 2008).·Click here for article

11-HSD1, Inflammation, Metabolic Disease and Age-related Cognitive (dys)Function (Chapman and Seckl, 2008). Click here for article

Hypoglycaemia and Cognitive Function (Warren and Frier, 2004). Click here for article

 

Cognitive and Brain Ageing 4: Vascular factors and brain imaging

What are white matter intensities made of? Relevance to vascular cognitive impairment (Wardlaw, Valdes Hernandez and Munoz Maniega, 2015). Click here for article

Two-back makes step forward in brain imaging genomics (McIntosh, Deary and Porteous, 2014). Click here for article

A systematic review of brain frontal lobe parcellation techniques in magnetic resonance imaging (Cox et al, 2014). Click here for article

Cognitive impairment after lacunar stroke: systemativ review and meta-analysis of incidence, prevalence and comparison with other stroke subtypes (led by Wardlaw, 2013). Click here for article

Brain findings associated with iodine deficiency identified by magnetic resonance methods: a systematic review (Valdes Hernandez et al, 2013). Click here for article

Towards the automatic computational assessment of enlarged perivascular spaces on brain magnetic resonance images: a systematic review (Valdes Hernandez et al, 2013). Click here for article

Identification of mineral deposits in the brain on radiological images: a systematic review (Valdes Hernandez et al, 2012). Click here for article

What is a Lacune? (Wardlaw, 2011). Click here for article

Potential Animal Models of Lacunar Stroke: A Systematic Review (Bailey, McCulloch, Sudlow and Wardlaw, 2011). Click here for article

Blood-brain barrier and cerebral small vessel disease (Wardlaw, 2010). Click here for article

A systematic review of brain metabolite changes, measured with 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy, in healthy aging (Haga, Khor, Farrall and Wardlaw, 2009). Click here for article

Blood-Brain Barrier: Ageing and Microvascular Disease - Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Farrall and Wardlaw, 2009). Click here for article

Retinal microvascular abnormalities and stroke: a systematic review (Doubal, Hokke and Wardlaw, 2009). Click here for article

 

Cognitive and Brain Ageing 5: Neurological factors

The epidemiology of delirium: challenges and opportunities for population studies (Davis et al, 2013). Click here for article

Who Understands Delirium? (MacLullich and Hall, 2011).·Click here for article

Why Movement and Cognition Belong Together (Bak, 2011).·Click here for article

Could Early Intervention be the Key in Preventing Dementia? (Russ and Starr, 2010).·Click here for article

Motor neuron disease and frontotemporal dementia: One, two, or three diseases? (Bak, 2010). Click here for article

Delirium and Long-term Cognitive Impairment (MacLullich, Beaglehole, Hall and Meagher, 2009).·Click here for article

A cognitive bedside assessment beyond the MMSE: the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (Bak, Mioshi, 2007).·Click here for article

 

Cognitive and Brain Ageing 6: Stress hormones 

The role of metabolic derangements and glucocorticoid excess in the aetiology of contive impairment in type 2 diabetes. Implications for future therapeutic strategies (Strachan, Reynolds, Frier, Mitchell and Price, 2009). Click here for article

Prenatal stress, glucocorticoids and the programming of adult disease  (Cottrell and Seckl, 2009). Click here for article

11B-hydroxysteroid dehydogenases: changing glucocorticoid action (Seckl, 2004). Click here for article

Glucocorticoid Programming (Seckl and Meaney, 2004). Click here for article

Prenatal glucocorticoids and long-term programming (Seckl, 2004). Click here for article

Glucocorticoid "Programming" and PTSD Risk (Seckl and Meaney, 2006). Click here for article

Glucocorticoids, developmental 'programming' and the risk of affective dysfunction (Seckl, 2008). Click here for article

Epigenetic mechanisms of perinatal programming of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function and health (Meaney, Szyf and Seckl, 2007). Click here for article

 

Cognitive and Brain Ageing 7: Genetics

Genetics and intelligence differences: five special findings (Plomin and Deary, 2014). Click here for article

Book (only availabe in print form): Johnson W. (2014). Developing difference. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN-10 0230303447. ISBN-13 979-0230303446.

Cohort profile: Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study (GS:SFHS). The study, its participants and their potential for genetic research on health and illness (contributions from Deary, Morton and Porteous, 2012). Click here for article

Developmental genetics and psychopathology: Some new feathers for a fine old hat (Johnson, 2012). Click here for article

The Neuroscience of Human Intelligence Differences. (Deary, Penke and Johnson, 2010). Click here for article

Understanding the Genetics of Intelligence: Can Height Help? Can Corn Oil? (Johnson, 2010). Click here for article

Beyond Heritability: Twin Studies in Behavioral Research (Johnson, Turkheimer, Gottesman, Bouchard, 2009) Click here for article

A Role for the X Chromosome in Sex Differences in Variability in General Intelligence? (Johnson, Carothers and Deary, 2009). Click here for article

Genetic Foundations of Human Intelligence. (Deary, Johnson and Houlihan, 2009). Click here for article

Genetic and Environmental Influences on Behavior: Capturing All the Interplay. (Johnson, 2007, Psychological Review). Click here for article