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Clustering and switching as two components of verbal fluency: evidence from younger and older healthy adults.
TLDR
Overall, findings suggest that clustering and switching are dissociable fluency components and that switching is related to frontal-lobe functioning.
Aging and autobiographical memory: dissociating episodic from semantic retrieval.
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Whereas younger adults were biased toward episodic details reflecting happenings, locations, perceptions, and thoughts, older adults favored semantic details not connected to a particular time and place, which persisted after additional structured probing for contextual details.
Functional neuroanatomy of remote episodic, semantic and spatial memory: a unified account based on multiple trace theory
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The evidence suggests strongly that the function of the hippocampus (and possibly that of related limbic structures) is to help encode, retain, and retrieve experiences, no matter how long ago the events comprising the experience occurred, and no matter whether the memories are episodic or spatial.
In Search of the Self: A Positron Emission Tomography Study
Previous work using positron emission tomography (PET) has shown that memory encoding processes are associated with preferential activation of left frontal regions of the brain, whereas retrieval
Remembering our past: functional neuroanatomy of recollection of recent and very remote personal events.
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It was found that context-rich memories were associated with activity in lingual and precuneus gyri independently of their age, and Hippocampal activation was related to the richness of re-experiencing (vividness) rather than the age of the memory per se.
Memory Transformation and Systems Consolidation
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This study reviews the main principles of SCT and reports evidence from the neuropsychological literature that would not be predicted by this theory, and emphasizes the dynamic nature of memory, as well as the underlying functional and neural interactions that must be taken into account in a comprehensive theory of memory.
Age-related Changes in Brain Activity across the Adult Lifespan
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Results suggest that there is a gradual, age-related reduction in the ability to suspend non-task-related or default-mode activity and engage areas for carrying out memory tasks, which could account for increased vulnerability to distraction from irrelevant information, and thereby affect multiple cognitive domains.
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