Reference : Effect of manipulation and irrelevant noise on working memory capacity of patients wi...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Neurosciences & behavior
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/17291
Effect of manipulation and irrelevant noise on working memory capacity of patients with Alzheimer's dementia
English
Belleville, Sylvie [> > > >]
Rouleau, Nancy [> > > >]
Van der Linden, Martial mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
Collette, Fabienne mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Neuropsychologie >]
Jan-2003
Neuropsychology
Amer Psychological Assoc
17
1
69-81
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0894-4105
Washington
[en] Alzheimer ; working memory
[fr] démence sénile ; mémoire de travail ; tache cognitive
[en] The effect of manipulation and distracting noise on immediate serial recall was measured in patients with dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT), neurologically healthy elderly individuals and young adults. In experiment 1, the authors compared serial word recall with word recall in alphabetical order. Alphabetical recall requires the active manipulation of the contents of working memory. Findings indicated that DAT patients were severely impaired in the alphabetical recall task, whereas the performance of neurologically healthy elderly participants was comparable with the performance of young adult participants. In experiment 2, the authors investigated the effect of different irrelevant auditory backgrounds on immediate digit recall. In this task, both elderly participants and DAT patients performed similarly to the group of young adult participants, indicating comparable efficacy to resist auditory distraction.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/17291

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