The effect of age on the speed of sentence formation and incidental learning.

@article{Nebes1976TheEO,
  title={The effect of age on the speed of sentence formation and incidental learning.},
  author={Robert D. Nebes and M E Andrews-Kulis},
  journal={Experimental aging research},
  year={1976},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={315-21}
}
To test the hypothesis that older persons tend not to use verbal mediators in paired-associate learning because it takes them too long to form an appropriate mediator, the time needed by young and old subjects to generate sentences incorporating given pairs of nouns was measured. Older subjects formed sentences just as rapidly as did the young. Despite their equivalent speed in creating these verbal associations when tested later for the occurrence of incidental learning of the noun pairs, the… CONTINUE READING

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