Working memory and aging: a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis using a self-ordered pointing task.

@article{Chaytor2004WorkingMA,
  title={Working memory and aging: a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis using a self-ordered pointing task.},
  author={Naomi Chaytor and Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={489-503}
}
Age-related declines in working memory performance have been associated with deficits in inhibition, strategy use, processing speed, and monitoring. In the current study, cross-sectional and longitudinal methodologies were used to investigate the relative contribution of these components to age-related changes in working memory. In Experiment 1, a sample of 140 younger and 140 older adults completed an abstract design version of the Self-Ordered Pointing Task modeled after Shimamura and Jurica… CONTINUE READING

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