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Factors relevant to investigating working memory and sentence comprehension in aging

Yoo, Hyunsoo and Dickey, Michael
Factors relevant to investigating working memory and sentence comprehension in aging. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

This study examines which factors are most important for detecting age-related differences in studies on working memory (WM) and sentence comprehension (SC). Key articles chosen from all articles on Aging, WM and SC were analyzed according to five potential factors: 1) Sentence type tested; 2) Presentation method; 3) Number of participants; 4) Participant age range; and 5) On-line versus off-line measurements. Among the factors, age-related differences were observed for sentence type, participant age range, and on-line vs. off-line measurements. These factors should be considered when designing studies of sentence comprehension in aphasic patients, to avoid confounds of healthy aging effects.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2169
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
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