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Gagnon, Sylvain; Bedard, Marie-Josee; Turcotte, Josee – Brain and Cognition, 2005
Recent findings [Turcotte, Gagnon, & Poirier, 2005. The effect of old age on the learning of supra-span sequences. "Psychology and Aging," 20, 251-260.] indicate that incidental learning of visuo-spatial supra-span sequences through immediate serial recall declines with old age (Hebb's paradigm). In this study, we examined whether…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Age Differences, Young Adults, Intentional Learning
Snart, Fern; Mulcahy, Robert – 1979
Age differences in recognition and recall of common nouns were studied using three groups of fifty students, with mean ages of 6.7, 11.4, and 16.9. Subjects were randomly placed in either an incidental or intentional learning condition. All subjects were questioned about the physical, phonemic, and semantic aspects of the same words, in the same…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Age Differences, Difficulty Level, Elementary Secondary Education