The effects of old age and distraction on the assessment of prospective memory in a simulated naturalistic environment

  • Knight R
  • Nicholls J
  • Titov N
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Abstract

The ability to remember to complete future intentions, prospective memory, often begins to fail in old age. The aim of the present study was to examine the sensitivity of a computer-based procedure using naturalistic stimuli to age-related increases in forgetting under conditions of high (increased visual and auditory noise) or low distraction.

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  • Attention
  • Distraction
  • Executive functions
  • Old age
  • Prospective memory
  • Virtual reality

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Authors

  • Robert G. Knight

  • Jane Nicholls

  • Nickolai Titov

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