Sensitivity to expectancy violations in healthy aging and mild cognitive impairment.

@article{Davie2004SensitivityTE,
  title={Sensitivity to expectancy violations in healthy aging and mild cognitive impairment.},
  author={Juliet E Davie and Tamiko Azuma and Stephen D. Goldinger and Donald J. Connor and Marwan N. Sabbagh and Nina B Silverberg},
  journal={Neuropsychology},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={269-75}
}
In this study, individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) were tested to see if executive dysfunction impacts their implementation of expectancy biases in a priming task. Young adults, healthy older adults, and individuals with MCI made speed-related decisions to sequentially presented word pairs. The proportion of category related (e.g., apple-fruit) versus coordinate related (apple-pear) pairs was varied to create different expectancy biases. When the proportion of category pairs was… CONTINUE READING