Sequential Performance in Young and Older Adults: Evidence of Chunking and Inhibition

  title={Sequential Performance in Young and Older Adults: Evidence of Chunking and Inhibition},
  author={K. Li and Mervin Blair and Virginia Chow},
  journal={Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition},
  pages={270 - 295}
ABSTRACT Two experiments were conducted to examine possible sources of age-related decline in sequential performance: age differences in sequence representation, retrieval of sequence elements, and efficiency of inhibitory processes. Healthy young and older participants learned a sequence of eight animal drawings in fixed order, then monitored for these targets within trials of mis-ordered stimuli, responding only when targets were shown in the correct order. Responses were slower for odd… Expand
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