Working Memory and Aging: Current Status of the Inhibitory View

Ellen R. Stoltzfus, Lynn Hasher and Rose T. Zacks

in Working Memory and Human Cognition

Published in print July 1996 | ISBN: 9780195100990
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199846849 | DOI:

Series: Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language

Working Memory and Aging: Current Status of the Inhibitory View

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This chapter discusses the status of the inhibitory view of working memory and its relation to aging. It considers evidence for the conceptualizations of working memory that stress its purported limited capacity and presents an alternative view which focuses on the inhibitory control of the contents of working memory. The chapter also discusses current research evidence concerning adult age differences in attention, memory, and language.

Keywords: working memory; inhibitory view; aging; limited capacity; inhibitory control; age differences; attention; language

Chapter.  10257 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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