Diabetes tied to worse word recall in older adults
Diabetes tied to worse word recall in older adults - Reuters
Please take this quick survey to tell us about what happens after you publish a paper. We assessed the contribution of two hypothesized mechanisms to impaired memory performance of older adults in an immediate serial recall task: decreased temporary information storage in a capacity-limited mechanism, such as the focus of attention, and a deficit in binding together different components into cohesive chunks. Their performance was fairly well simulated by dividing attention in younger adults, unlike what has been found for long-term associative learning. Paired-associate knowledge may be used in an implicit manner in serial recall, given that younger adults under divided attention and older adults use it well despite the relatively small chunk capacities displayed by these groups. Skip to main content Skip to sections. Advertisement Hide. Download PDF.
False Recall In Older Adults And Alzheimer's Linked To Attention, Not Memory, Breakdown
It is sad to go to pieces like this but we all have to do it. Mark Twain was not the first person to recognize the propensity of old folks to clearly recall things that never happened, but new research from Washington University in St. Louis is providing still more evidence that Twain based his satire on a keen understanding of the human condition. In an invited address June 5, , at the American Psychological Society meeting in Denver, Balota will argue that this study provides further compelling evidence in support of a relatively novel approach to understanding how Alzheimer's cripples the human mind.