Research about cognitive ageing in Pilots

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Research about cognitive ageing in Pilots

Post by mAIRio » 24 May 2019, 16:03

Hello everyone,

As a Master project of the Rijksuniversity Groningen in collaboration with the Netherlands Aviation Center (NLR) a study is conducted to learn more about the effect of aging on a cognitive task with different complexity levels.

Therefore, a fun little game was designed.

It takes about 20 minutes of your time and might provide new insight for the implications of cognitive age related decline to the field of aviation.
We reviewed task analysis of which cognitive domains are most important for handling of an aircraft and concluded that lower order executive functions (processing speed, working memory, mental flexibility and cognitive inhibition) are the most relevant ones. Accordingly, we developed a cognitive game that is time based to examine these cognitive abilities and compare group differences of young and old participants.

According to the Use-it-or-lose-it theory, cognitive decline can be prevented by repeated usage of these domains. Therefore, we expect older pilots to score significantly better than their non-pilots counterparts. Therefore we are looking for Pilots to participate as well as people with other profession who will be the control group.

If you are interested and have 20 minutes of spare time it would be of great help to us if you participate.

Here is the link:
If you have questions or want to receive additional information about the research write a mail to:

Thank you very much
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Re: Research about cognitive ageing in Pilots

Post by AmeliaR » 17 Dec 2019, 11:38

the link your provided doesn't work.

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