No Inhibitory Deficit in Older Adults' Episodic Memory

  title={No Inhibitory Deficit in Older Adults' Episodic Memory},
  author={Alp Aslan and Karl-Heinz T. B{\"a}uml and Bernhard Past{\"o}tter},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={72 - 78}
Selectively retrieving a subset of previously studied material can cause forgetting of the unpracticed material. Such retrieval-induced forgetting is attributed to an inhibitory mechanism recruited to resolve interference among competing items. According to the inhibition-deficit hypothesis, older people experience a specific decline in inhibitory function and thus should show reduced retrieval-induced forgetting. However, the results of the two experiments reported here show the same amount of… 

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