Face-Name Learning In Older Adults: Does Participant Awareness Change The Hyper-Binding Effect?
Aging has been associated with a decreased ability to remember face-name associations. Recent work by Weeks, Biss, Murphy, and Hasher (2016) provides evidence for a beneficial effect of hyper-binding on older adults’ name learning ability. Hyper-binding involves spontaneously encoding associations between target pictures and simultaneously occurring distractors because of an age-related inhibitory deficit. In Weeks et al. (2016), young and older adults performed a one-back task on sequentially presented faces while ignoring superimposed distractor names. They later learned and were tested on ...
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