ERPs suggest that age affects cognitive control but not response conflict detection.

@article{Nessler2007ERPsST,
  title={ERPs suggest that age affects cognitive control but not response conflict detection.},
  author={Doreen Nessler and David Friedman and Ray Johnson and Michael Bersick},
  journal={Neurobiology of aging},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={1769-82}
}
Evidence indicates age-related performance decreases in the presence of response conflict, but the underlying mechanisms are not understood. Multiple processes are active, including those that detect and monitor response conflict, which, if necessary, signal the upregulation of cognitive control. To assess which of these executive processes is affected by aging, behavioral and brain responses were measured for compatible and incompatible responses to words ("LEFT"; "RIGHT"). After a correct… CONTINUE READING

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