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Overview of cognitive measures across adulthood

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20sAge 26:
Age 21*:
30sAge 37*:
Age 34:
40sAge 43:
Age 42:

Age 46-47:
50sAge 53:
Age 50:
Age 50**:

  • Proposed repeat of some (and other) adult tests within and across cohort(s)

Age 50 (Focus on Mother’s Clinic 2):

Age 52 (Focus on Mother’s Clinic 3):

Age 53 (Focus on Mother’s Clinic 4):
60sAge 60-64:
Age 61-63**:

  • Proposed repeat of tests at age 50

60s/ 70sAge 68-70:


Notes. The MCS cohort has not yet reached adulthood (as of the time of writing) so is not included in this table. *Tests completed by a sub-sample. **At the time of writing, cognitive tests were provisional pending pilot and fieldwork.

Explore the cognitive measures across studies in early life:

Explore the cognitive measures in the cohort studies covered by this guide:

Further information:

This page is part of CLOSER’s ‘A guide to the cognitive measures in five British birth cohort studies’.