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Age-related differences on cognitive overload in an audio-visual memory task.

Murray, Jennifer and Thomson, Mary E (2011) Age-related differences on cognitive overload in an audio-visual memory task. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 26 (1). pp. 129-141.

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Abstract/Description

The present study aimed to provide evidence outlining whether the type of stimuli used in teaching would provoke differing levels of recall across three different academic age
groups. One hundred and twenty-one participants, aged 11–25 years, were given a languagebased memory task in the form of a wordlist consisting of 15 concrete and 15 abstract words, presented either visually, acoustically, or a combination of both audio and visual presentation. The study found that the presence of cognitive overload was greater in the older academic age participants than in the younger groups and that as academic experience increased, the visual presentation of the target stimuli produced greater levels of recall than was the case with acoustic and audio-visual presentation. Overall the findings indicate that cognitive overload increases with age, as the younger-age groups were found to have significantly higher levels of word recall in the audio-visual condition than the older groups.

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 0256-2928
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cognitive overload; Audio-visual memory; Recall; Ageing
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology > 150 Psychology
Library of Congress Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Item ID: 5740
Depositing User: Dr Jennifer Murray
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2012 19:33
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 10:50
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5740

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