AGE-RELATED DIFFERENCES IN VERBAL, VISUAL AND SPATIAL MEMORY: The Same or Different?

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Abstract

It is now generally accepted that the population of industrialised countries is aging. Although increasing longevity is a good thing, a number of issues are also raised. For example, many older adults experience a decline in various aspects of cognitive functioning. Working memory, which refers to a memory system that allows us to process, store and manipulate information, has been found to be particularly sensitive to age-related declines. However, much of the work on age differences in working memory has concentrated on the verbal domain in which there are clear declines. Much less is known about visual memory. Furthermore, there has been relatively little work comparing age differences in verbal, visual and spatial memory. This book attempts to address this gap by asking whether there are age differences in verbal, visual and spatial memory and whether any differences are the same, or different across domains. This book would be a useful resource for memory and aging researchers as well as for older adults.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMauritius
PublisherVDM Publishing House Ltd
Number of pages136
ISBN (Electronic)9783639147698
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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