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The two faces of selective memory retrieval: Earlier decline of the beneficial than the detrimental effect with older age

Aslan, Alp ; Schlichting, Andreas ; John, Thomas ; Bäuml, Karl-Heinz


Recent work with young adults has shown that, depending on study context access, selective memory retrieval can both impair and improve recall of other memories (Bäuml & Samenieh, 2010). Here, we investigated the 2 opposing effects of selective retrieval in older age. In Experiment 1, we examined 64 younger (20-35 years) and 64 older participants (above 60 years), and manipulated study context ...


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