Age-related associative deficits and the isolation effect

  title={Age-related associative deficits and the isolation effect},
  author={S. Badham and E. Maylor},
  journal={Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition},
  pages={405 - 428}
  • S. Badham, E. Maylor
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition
ABSTRACT If all but one of the items in a list are similar (e.g., all black except one red), memory for the different item is enhanced (the isolation effect). Older adults generally show similar or smaller isolation effects compared to young adults, which has been attributed to age-related deficits in associative memory whereby older adults are less able to associate an isolated stimulus to its isolating feature. Experiment 1 examined the isolation effect for isolation based on spatial position… Expand
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