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Dissociable age effects in focus-switching
Out of sight, out of mind
In: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry,
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Focus-switching has recently been identified as an executive control process with differential age sensitivity. To date, the assumption of dissociable age effects is based on only two kinds of tasks constricting its conclusiveness. In a study with 85 younger (19 35 years) and 91 older adults (59 80 years), age effects were again dissociable in two alternative tasks with respect to the availability and the accessibility of representations. The results validate earlier findings that focus-switching is primarily affected in maintaining representations rather than in accessing them.
Education and Human Development