The effect of age on the FCSRT-IR and Temporary Visual Memory Binding: FCSRT-IR and Temporary Visual Memory Binding

Lewis Killin, Mario Parra Rodriguez, Sergio Della Sala, Sharon Abrahams

Abstract

Background: Cognitive markers of early Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) should be sensitive and specific to memory impairments that are not associated with healthy cognitive aging. In the present study we investigated the effect of healthy cognitive aging on two proposed cognitive markers of AD: the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Task with Immediate Recall (FCSRT-IR) and a temporary visual memory binding (TMB) task. Method: Free recall and the cost of holding bound information in visual memory were compared between 24 younger and 24 older participants in a mixed, fully counterbalanced experiment. Results: A significant effect of age was observed on free recall in the FCSRT-IR only and not on the cost of binding in the TMB task. Conclusions: Of these two cognitive markers, the TMB task is more likely to be specific to memory impairments that are independent of age.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Psychogeriatrics
StateAccepted/In press - 26 Jul 2017

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Killin, Lewis; Parra Rodriguez, Mario; Della Sala, Sergio; Abrahams, Sharon / The effect of age on the FCSRT-IR and Temporary Visual Memory Binding : FCSRT-IR and Temporary Visual Memory Binding.

In: International Psychogeriatrics, 26.07.2017.

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The effect of age on the FCSRT-IR and Temporary Visual Memory Binding : FCSRT-IR and Temporary Visual Memory Binding. / Killin, Lewis; Parra Rodriguez, Mario; Della Sala, Sergio; Abrahams, Sharon.

In: International Psychogeriatrics, 26.07.2017.

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