Older adults show deficits in retrieving and decoding associative mediators generated at study.

@article{Hertzog2013OlderAS,
  title={Older adults show deficits in retrieving and decoding associative mediators generated at study.},
  author={Christopher K. Hertzog and Erika K. Fulton and Lulua Mandviwala and John Dunlosky},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={1127-31}
}
We instructed the use of mediators to encode paired-associate items, and then measured both cued recall of targets and mediators. Older adults (n = 49) and younger adults (n = 57) studied a mixed list of concrete and abstract noun pairs under instructions to either generate a sentence or an image to form a new association between normatively unrelated words. After each item was studied, they reported the mediator, if any, they had generated. After standard cued recall for each item, they were… CONTINUE READING

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