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Cognitive Mechanisms of Wise Reasoning Across the Adult Lifespan
Investigations have begun to unpack the cognitive architecture of wisdom, yet, controversies remain, including disparate notions of the role of memory. There is no agreed upon definition of wisdom; however, there is consensus ...
The Effects of Prior Knowledge on Mnemonic Discrimination in Young and Other Adults, and in Hippocampal Amnesia
The hippocampus is critical to discriminating between newly learned, highly similar stimuli; less clear is its role in discriminating representations based on prior knowledge. In this study, young adults, older adults ...
Is It Time? Examining the Effects of Episodic Imagining on Reward Discounting
Mental time-travel affords us the ability to simulate hypothetical episodes that shape our decisions about the future, as documented on tests of intertemporal choice where personal cueing greatly reduces future reward ...
Examining the Self-Reference Effect in Healthy Aging and Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment
This dissertation investigates the Self-Reference Effect (SRE), enhanced memory for self-related information, in terms of its ability to enhance episodic memory in healthy aging and amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (aMCI). ...
Accuracy of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment in Detecting Cognitive Impairment Following Stroke
Vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) post stroke is frequent, but may go undetected, which highlights the need to better screen cognitive functioning post stroke. We sought to examine the diagnostic accuracy of the Montreal ...