Priming effects from young-old to very old age on a word-stem completion task: minimizing explicit contamination.

@article{Spaan2011PrimingEF,
  title={Priming effects from young-old to very old age on a word-stem completion task: minimizing explicit contamination.},
  author={Pauline E. J. Spaan and Jeroen G. W. Raaijmakers},
  journal={Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={86-107}
}
We investigated the size of repetition priming effects from young-old to very old age using a newly developed Word-Stem Completion (WSC) task. Retrospectively, we examined the role of explicit, intentional retrieval strategies in priming. We constructed our task by taking factors into account that were known to complicate the measurement of significant and valid priming effects. Within our sample of 170 cognitively healthy elderly persons of 55-94 years old, we found no effects on priming of… CONTINUE READING

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