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Item recognition following a multiple-item study trial for young and middle-aged adults.

Authors
  • Kausler, D H
  • Kleim, D M
  • Overcast, T D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Experimental aging research
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1975
Volume
1
Issue
2
Pages
243–250
Identifiers
PMID: 1053213
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The presence study contrasted young and middle-aged subjects on two components of a recognition memory task (a modified verbal discrimination task) that differed in level of difficulty. No age decrement was found for the easier component requiring discriminability between the oldness and newness of items. In addition, age was not a factor in determining the effects of prior relevance or irrelevance of item information on old-new discriminability. An age decrement was found for the more difficult component requiring discriminability in terms of an old item's prior function in the study list. The decrement occurred for the identification of prior function of both right and wrong items.

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