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ERIC Number: EJ357796
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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The Effects of Previously Acquired Knowledge on Memory for Textual Information.
Byrd, Mark
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v24 n3 p231-40 1986-87
Presented series of biographical passages to young and older adults to examine how semantic memory store of previously acquired knowledge affects ability to retain textual information. Older adults had difficulty in delayed, but not in immediate, recognition condition. Suggests that as older adults' episodic memory deteriorated, they could not discriminate between previous knowledge and new textual information. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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