Working memory, control of interference and everyday experience of thought interference: when age makes the difference.

@article{Borella2007WorkingMC,
  title={Working memory, control of interference and everyday experience of thought interference: when age makes the difference.},
  author={Erika Borella and Barbara Carretti and Cesare Cornoldi and Rossana de Beni},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={200-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A number of studies suggest that age differences in working memory may be attributed to age-related differences in inhibitory efficacy. Nevertheless, little is known about the impact of intrusive thoughts, which occurs in everyday situations on working memory performance. This study investigates the role of cognitive and everyday inhibition mechanisms in working memory performance. METHODS Young, young-old and old-old adults performed a working memory task and the White… CONTINUE READING