The effects of associations and aging on illusory recollection.

  title={The effects of associations and aging on illusory recollection.},
  author={David A. Gallo and Henry Roediger},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={31 7},
Younger and older adults (mean years = 20.5 and 75) studied lists of associated words for a final recognition test. The length (5, 10, or 15 associates) and modality (auditory or visual) of study lists were manipulated within subjects. For both groups, increasing the number of associates increased illusory recollections of a related lure's presentation (measured by source judgments and the Memory Characteristics Questionnaire). This pattern suggests that associative activation of the lure… CONTINUE READING