Electrophysiological evidence for the effects of unitization on associative recognition memory in older adults.

@article{Zheng2015ElectrophysiologicalEF,
  title={Electrophysiological evidence for the effects of unitization on associative recognition memory in older adults.},
  author={Zhiwei Zheng and Juan Li and Fengqiu Xiao and Lucas S. Broster and Yang Jiang},
  journal={Neurobiology of learning and memory},
  year={2015},
  volume={121},
  pages={59-71}
}
Normal aging is associated with greater decline in associative memory relative to item memory due to impaired recollection. Familiarity may also contribute to associative recognition when stimuli are perceived as a 'unitized' representation. Given that familiarity is relatively preserved in older adults, we explored whether age-related associative memory deficits could be attenuated when associations were unitized (i.e., compounds) compared with those non-unitized (i.e., unrelated word pairs… CONTINUE READING