Effects of advancing age on the processing of semantic anomalies in adults: evidence from event-related brain potentials.

@article{Faustmann2007EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of advancing age on the processing of semantic anomalies in adults: evidence from event-related brain potentials.},
  author={Anja Faustmann and Bruce E. Murdoch and Simon P Finnigan and D. A. Copland},
  journal={Experimental aging research},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={439-60}
}
Age-related changes in the processing of sentence-embedded semantic anomalies were examined using auditory event-related potentials (ERPs). Semantically incongruous words elicited an N400 effect in middle-aged (50s: 55.6 years) and elderly (60s: 64.1 years) subjects, whereas in older elderly adults (70s: 74.9 years) this effect approached significance. N400 peak latencies were not delayed with advancing age; however, there was a reliable linear decrease in mean and peak amplitude, with slopes… CONTINUE READING

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