Event-related potentials reveal the effects of aging on meaning selection and revision.

@article{Meyer2010EventrelatedPR,
  title={Event-related potentials reveal the effects of aging on meaning selection and revision.},
  author={Aaron M. Meyer and Kara D. Federmeier},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={673-86}
}
ERPs were recorded as older adults decided if a target word was related to a lateralized ambiguous or unambiguous prime; prime-target pairs were preceded by a related or unrelated context word. In an unrelated context, N400 facilitation effects differed from those seen in young adults, with older adults showing priming for the dominant meaning (e.g., BOOM-BANK-DEPOSIT) on right visual field/left hemisphere (RVF/LH) trials and priming for the subordinate meaning (e.g., BOOM-BANK-RIVER) on LVF/RH… CONTINUE READING

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