Direct and indirect measures of memory for modality in young and older adults.

@article{Light1992DirectAI,
  title={Direct and indirect measures of memory for modality in young and older adults.},
  author={Leah L. Light and Don Lavoie and D Valencia-Laver and Stephen Owens and Gillian Mead},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={1992},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={1284-97}
}
In 2 experiments, young and older adults demonstrated modality effects of similar magnitude in perceptual identification tasks. That is, both young and older adults demonstrated more repetition priming when study and test modalities matched than when they were different, suggesting that contextual information was equally available across age. However, when asked explicitly to retrieve modality information, older adults were less accurate than young adults. These results constitute evidence for… CONTINUE READING

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