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R14.2+Aging+and+Memory - Aging and Memory: Behavioral...

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Aging and Memory: Behavioral Results Three aspects of memory are known to change with age. The first is the number of items that a person can keep track of at the same time in short-term memory. This ability is called working memory. The second is the amount that can be immediately recalled from a single study episode. The third is the amount of knowledge an individual has. Each of these aspects will be considered. To provide converging evidence several tasks measured performance on each aspect of memory in cross-sectional studies. In a cross-sectional study, the performance of people of different ages is compared. Verbal and Visuo-spatial Working Memory Capacity across the Life-span Working memory capacity decreases with age for a variety of different study materials. Short-Term Recall for Verbal and Visuo-spatial materials Recall after a single study episode declines for a variety of different study materials. Estimates of Word Knowledge
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:303 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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