Impact of novelty and type of material on recognition in healthy older adults and persons with mild cognitive impairment

@article{Belleville2011ImpactON,
  title={Impact of novelty and type of material on recognition in healthy older adults and persons with mild cognitive impairment},
  author={Sylvie Belleville and Marie-Claude M{\'e}nard and {\'E}milie Lepage},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={49},
  pages={2856-2865}
}
The goal of this study was to assess the effect of novelty on correct recognition (hit minus false alarms) and on recollection and familiarity processes in normal aging and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Recognition tasks compared well-known and novel stimuli in the verbal domain (words vs. pseudowords) and in the musical domain (well-known vs. novel melodies). Results indicated that novel materials associated with lower correct recognition and lower recollection, an effect that can… CONTINUE READING

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