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dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Dannyen
dc.contributor.authorCAN, Camen
dc.contributor.authorCusack, Rhodrien
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-21T10:49:54Z
dc.date.available2018-09-21T10:49:54Z
dc.identifier.issn0882-7974
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/280600
dc.description.abstractVisual short-term memory ability falls throughout the lifespan in healthy adults. Using a continuous report task, in a large, population-based sample, we first confirmed that this decline affects the quality and quantity of reported memories as well as knowledge of which item went where. Visual and sensorimotor precision also worsened with advancing age, but this did not account for the reduced memory performance. We then considered two strategies that older individuals might be able to adopt, to offset these memory declines: the use of contextual encoding, and metacognitive monitoring of performance. Context and metacognitive awareness were both associated with significantly better performance, however these effects did not interact with age in our sample. This suggests that older adults retain their capacity to boost memory performance through attention to external context and monitoring of their performance. Strategies that focus on taking advantage of these preserved abilities may therefore help to maintain short-term memory performance with advancing age. The paper reports on analysis of the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) data.
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherAPA
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleVisual short-term memory through the lifespan: preserved benefits of context and metacognitionen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage854
prism.issueIdentifier5en
prism.publicationNamePsychology and Agingen
prism.startingPage841
prism.volume33en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.27968
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-04-23en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1037/pag0000265en
rioxxterms.versionVoR*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-04-23en
dc.contributor.orcidMitchell, Danny [0000-0001-8729-3886]
dc.identifier.eissn1939-1498
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (unknown)
pubs.funder-project-idBBSRC (BB/H008217/1)
cam.issuedOnline2018-08en
dc.identifier.urlhttp://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-39034-006en
cam.orpheus.successThu Jan 30 10:54:22 GMT 2020 - The item has an open VoR version.*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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