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No Inhibitory Deficit in Older Adults' Episodic Memory

Aslan, Alp ; Bäuml, Karl-Heinz ; Pastötter, Bernhard



Abstract

Selectively retrieving a subset of previously studied material can cause forgetting of the unpracticed material. Such retrieval-induced forgetting is attributed to an inhibitory mechanism recruited to resolve interference among competing items. According to the inhibition-deficit hypothesis, older people experience a specific decline in inhibitory function and thus should show reduced ...

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