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Preliminary Evidence -- Diagnosed Alzheimer's Disease But Not MCI Affects Working Memory Capacity - 0.7 of 2.7 Memory Slots is Lost

Tarnow, Eugen;
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  • Published: 24 Mar 2016
Abstract
Recently it was shown explicitly that free recall consists of two stages: the first few recalls empty working memory (narrowly defined) and a second stage, a reactivation stage, concludes the recall (Tarnow, 2015). It was also shown that the serial position curve changes in mild Alzheimer's disease, lowered total recall and lessened primacy, are similar to second stage recall and different from recall from working memory. The Tarnow Unchunkable Test (TUT, Tarnow, 2013) uses double integer items to separate out only the first stage, the emptying of working memory, by making it difficult to reactivate items due to the lack of intra-item relationships. Here it is s...
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free text keywords: Quantitative Biology - Neurons and Cognition
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