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Frequent Sexual Activity Predicts Specific Cognitive Abilities in Older Adults

OPEN The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences | 25 Jun 2017

H Wright, RA Jenks and N Demeyere
Abstract
This study replicates and extends the findings of previous research (Wright, H., & Jenks, R. A. (2016). Sex on the brain! Associations between sexual activity and cognitive function in older age. Age and Ageing, 45, 313-317. doi:10.1093/ageing/afv197) which found a significant association between sexual activity (SA) and cognitive function in older adults. Specifically, this study aimed to generalize these findings to a range of cognitive domains, and to assess whether increasing SA frequency is associated with increasing scores on a variety of cognitive tasks.
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Educational psychology, Association of Ideas, Old age, Thought, Psychology, Mind, Brain, Cognition
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