Adult age differences in memory for routes: effects of instruction and spatial diagram.

@article{Lipman1992AdultAD,
  title={Adult age differences in memory for routes: effects of instruction and spatial diagram.},
  author={P D Lipman and Leslie J Caplan},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={1992},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={435-42}
}
Free-recall and multiple-choice measures of memory for landmarks, sequential order, turns, and route configurations were obtained from younger and older adults after they viewed slides of 2 overlapping routes. Instructions focused attention on either the contents of the slides or on the course of the path; a control condition provided no orientational instructions. Half the subjects viewed maplike diagrams of the joint spatial configuration. Age interacted with instruction only for multiple… CONTINUE READING

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