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Relations between source amnesia and frontal lobe functioning in older adults.

Authors
  • Craik, F I
  • Morris, L W
  • Morris, R G
  • Loewen, E R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psychology and aging
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1990
Volume
5
Issue
1
Pages
148–151
Identifiers
PMID: 2317296
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A study is reported in which the relations among normal aging, source amnesia, and frontal lobe functioning were explored. Twenty-four older adults (aged 60-84 years) were tested on their ability to remember where they had acquired new factual information; they were also given the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), a test of verbal fluency, and other psychometric tests. The degree of source amnesia in this normal sample correlated with age, verbal fluency, and some measures from the WCST. Source amnesia was not related to Performance IQ, however, or to a measure of fact recall. The implications for the relations among aging, memory, and frontal lobe functions are discussed.

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