Clustering and switching as two components of verbal fluency: evidence from younger and older healthy adults.

@article{Troyer1997ClusteringAS,
  title={Clustering and switching as two components of verbal fluency: evidence from younger and older healthy adults.},
  author={Angela K Troyer and Morris Moscovitch and Gordon Winocur},
  journal={Neuropsychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={138-46}
}
Although verbal fluency is a frequently used neuropsychological test, little is known about the underlying cognitive processes. The authors proposed that 2 important components of fluency performance are clustering (i.e., the production of words within semantic or phonemic subcategories) and switching (i.e., the ability to shift between clusters). In Experiment 1, correlational data from 54 older and 41 younger adults indicated that both components were highly correlated with the number of… CONTINUE READING
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