The persistence of inferences in memory for younger and older adults: remembering facts and believing inferences.


Research shows that younger adults have difficulty forgetting inferences that they make after reading a passage, even if the information that the inferences are based on is later shown to be untrue. The present study examined the effects of these inferences on memory in the lab and tested whether older adults, like younger adults, are influenced by the… (More)
DOI: 10.3758/PBR.17.1.73


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