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ERIC Number: EJ1091277
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
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What-Where-When Memory and Encoding Strategies in Healthy Aging
Cheke, Lucy G.
Learning & Memory, v23 n3 p121-126 Mar 2016
Older adults exhibit disproportionate impairments in memory for item-associations. These impairments may stem from an inability to self-initiate deep encoding strategies. The present study investigates this using the "treasure-hunt task"; a what-where-when style episodic memory test that requires individuals to "hide" items around complex scenes. This task separately assesses memory for item, location, and temporal order, as well as bound what-where- when information. The results suggest that older adults are able to ameliorate integration memory deficits by using self-initiated encoding strategies when these are externally located and therefore place reduced demands on working memory and attentional resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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