Acquisition and Retention
Although it is often referred to as if it were a single process, memory is not a unitary ability but instead consists of many diverse aspects with a variety of different age trends. One particularly dramatic illustration of how age selectively affects some facets of memory more than others is available in a contrast of the age functions for a paired-associate task and a digit-span task.
KeywordsRetention Interval Associative Strength Proactive Interference Incidental Learning Retroactive Interference
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