Incidental and intentional encoding in young and elderly adults.

  title={Incidental and intentional encoding in young and elderly adults.},
  author={Bernarda T{\'e}llez-Alan{\'i}s and Selene Cansino},
  volume={15 11},
Event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded in young and elderly adults during the performance of an incidental encoding task (subjects were unexpectedly given a recognition test) followed by an intentional task (subjects expected the recognition test). Both tasks consisted of an encoding stage in which subjects classified words (natural/artificial) and a recognition stage in which they indicated whether the words were old (presented during the encoding stage) or new. In both groups and tasks… CONTINUE READING

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