Age-related Neural Changes during Memory Conjunction Errors

@article{Giovanello2010AgerelatedNC,
  title={Age-related Neural Changes during Memory Conjunction Errors},
  author={Kelly S. Giovanello and Elizabeth A. Kensinger and Alana T. Wong and Daniel L. Schacter},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={22},
  pages={1348-1361}
}
Human behavioral studies demonstrate that healthy aging is often accompanied by increases in memory distortions or errors. Here we used event-related fMRI to examine the neural basis of age-related memory distortions. We used the memory conjunction error paradigm, a laboratory procedure known to elicit high levels of memory errors. For older adults, right parahippocampal gyrus showed significantly greater activity during false than during accurate retrieval. We observed no regions in which… CONTINUE READING

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