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Memory updating practice across 100 days in the COGITO study

Shing YL, Schmiedek F, Lovden M & Lindenberger U (2012) Memory updating practice across 100 days in the COGITO study, Psychology and Aging, 27 (2), pp. 451-461.

We investigated working memory updating performance in younger and older adults before, during, and after 100-day practice. Performance to presentation time (PT) relation was fitted to a negatively accelerated logistic function. Relative to younger adults, older adults showed lower asymptotes at pretest and posttest, and shallower slopes at pretest. Older adults practicing the task with fast PT gained less than older adults practicing the task with slow PT, probably reflecting the persistent use of a selective strategy throughout the 100-day practice period in the fast PT group. These results have implications for designing and evaluating age-comparative working memory training programs.

AuthorsShing Yee Lee, Schmiedek Florian, Lovden Martin, Lindenberger Ulman
Publication date06/2012
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
ISSN 0882-7974

Psychology and Aging: Volume 27, Issue 2 (2012)

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