Confabulation in healthy aging is related to poor encoding and retrieval of over-learned information.

@article{Attali2013ConfabulationIH,
  title={Confabulation in healthy aging is related to poor encoding and retrieval of over-learned information.},
  author={Eve Attali and Gianfranco Dalla Barba},
  journal={Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={339-55}
}
Normal aging is characterized by deficits that cross multiple cognitive domains including episodic memory and attention. Compared to young adults (YA), older adults (OA) not only show reduction in true memories, but also an increase in false memories. In this study we aim to elucidate how the production of confabulation is influenced by encoding and retrieval processes. We hypothesized that in OA, compared to YA, over-learned information interferes with the recall of specific, unique past… CONTINUE READING