Aging and fluency-based illusions in recognition memory.

  title={Aging and fluency-based illusions in recognition memory.},
  author={Anjali Thapar and Deanne L Westerman},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={24 3},
We examined age-related differences in susceptibility to fluency-based memory illusions. The results from 2 experiments, in which 2 different methods were used to enhance the fluency of recognition test items, revealed that older and young adults did not differ significantly in terms of their overall susceptibility to this type of memory illusion. Older and young adults were also similar in that perceptual fluency did not influence recognition memory responses when there was a mismatch in the… CONTINUE READING

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