Age-related changes in the use of study context to increase recollection.

  title={Age-related changes in the use of study context to increase recollection.},
  author={Erin I. Skinner and Myra A. Fernandes},
  journal={Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition},
  volume={16 4},
We examined how context presented at study affects recollection of words in younger and older adults. In Experiment 1, participants studied words presented with a picture of a face (context-rich condition) or a rectangle (context-weak condition), and subsequently made 'Remember', 'Know', or 'New' judgments to words presented alone. Younger, but not older, adults showed higher Remember accuracy following rich- than weak-context trials. In Experiment 2, we manipulated the type of processing… CONTINUE READING

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