Reward-Enhanced Memory in Younger and Older Adults
Holly J. Bowen
Journals of Gerontology: Series B,
mesheuropmc: psychological phenomena and processes
Objectives. We investigated how the anticipation of remote monetary reward modulates intentional episodic memory formation in younger and older adults. On the basis of prior findings of preserved reward–cognition interactions in aging, we predicted that reward anticipation would be associated with enhanced memory in both younger and older adults. On the basis of previous demonstrations of a time-dependent effect of reward anticipation on memory, we expected the memory enhancement to increase with study–test delay.