Are age-related differences in associative memory mediated by sensory decline? [abstract]

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Are age-related differences in associative memory mediated by sensory decline? [abstract]

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dc.contributor.author Graef, Danielle en
dc.contributor.author Naveh-Benjamin, Moshe en
dc.date 2008 en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-26T15:28:37Z en
dc.date.available 2009-06-26T15:28:37Z en
dc.date.issued 2008 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/1900
dc.description Abstract only available en
dc.description.abstract Naveh-Benjamin (2000) suggested an associative deficit hypothesis, explaining that some of the decline in episodic memory in older adults is due to their difficulty in binding unrelated components together into a cohesive unit. Other researchers demonstrated how sensory acuity can account for a significant portion of age-related differences in cognitive performance (Baltes & Lindenberger, 1997). We investigated whether age-related declines in associative memory could be in part due to declines in sensory functioning. This study extends the associative deficit hypothesis to the visou-spatial realm by using nameable picture pairs (i.e., object pairs). Picture pairs were blurred, or “”perceptually degraded””, both at encoding and retrieval in order to simulate the sensory functioning of older adults. Older and younger adults were compared on their recognition memory for each individual picture in the pair, as well as their recognition memory for which pictures appeared together. The results and their implications will be presented and discussed in the context of potential mediating factors of age-related associative memory decline. en
dc.description.sponsorship McNair Scholars Program en
dc.language en_US en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research en
dc.relation.ispartof 2008 Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (MU) en
dc.subject associative deficit hypothesis en
dc.subject episodic memory en
dc.subject cognitive performance en
dc.title Are age-related differences in associative memory mediated by sensory decline? [abstract] en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.contributor.meetingname Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum (2008 : University of Missouri--Columbia) en
dc.contributor.corporatename University of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Office of Undergraduate Research. Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum


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