Aging and inhibition processes: the case of metaphor treatment.

  title={Aging and inhibition processes: the case of metaphor treatment.},
  author={Isabella Morrone and Christelle Declercq and Jean-Luc Novella and Chrystel Besche},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={25 3},
The inhibitory deficit hypothesis has often been cited as a possible explanation for cognitive changes related to age. The aim of this study was to develop a new procedure for evaluating effortful inhibition on the basis of the comprehension of metaphors. Our experiment was carried out on younger and older adults, in whom we also measured inhibitory capacity, working memory, and processing speed. The results show that older participants required a longer time and made more frequent errors in… CONTINUE READING