Mechanisms of age-related decline in memory search across the adult life span.

@article{Hills2013MechanismsOA,
  title={Mechanisms of age-related decline in memory search across the adult life span.},
  author={Thomas T. Hills and Rui Mata and Andreas Wilke and Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 12},
  pages={2396-404}
}
Three alternative mechanisms for age-related decline in memory search have been proposed, which result from either reduced processing speed (global slowing hypothesis), overpersistence on categories (cluster-switching hypothesis), or the inability to maintain focus on local cues related to a decline in working memory (cue-maintenance hypothesis). We investigated these 3 hypotheses by formally modeling the semantic recall patterns of 185 adults between 27 to 99 years of age in the animal fluency… CONTINUE READING
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