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The inner workings of working memory: Preliminary data from unimpaired populations

Hayes, Rebecca Anne and Dickey, Michael Walsh
The inner workings of working memory: Preliminary data from unimpaired populations. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

Wright et al. (2007) tested Persons With Aphasia (PWA) using three N-Back tasks featuring different types of linguistic information – phonological, semantic, and syntactic -- to determine whether Verbal Working Memory (VWM) is a single, united resource.  The current study tested two groups of cognitively normal individuals with the same tasks, as well as an additional vision-focused task, to expand on this previous research and provide a baseline for future studies of WM in PWA.  Results indicated no effects of aging outside of Reaction Times, and significant differences in performance across all types of information except phonological and visual cues.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2299
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)