1994 issue 3

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Volume 3, issue 3

Zagadnienia neuropsychologii

Effect of aging on learning new material

ELŻBIETA ŁUCZYWEK1, EWA FERSTEN1
1. Kliniki Neurochirurgii Centrum Medycyny Doświadczalnej i Klinicznej PAN
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1994, 3, 265-275
Keywords: aging, memory, learning

Abstract

The ability of learning new information was studied in the aged, in relation to the type of material and mode of its presentation. Obtained results indicate that memory deficits are not present in all the elderly subjects. Learning deficits found in the study are probably due to the CNS dysfunctions. Particular difficulties noted in simultaneous learning of verbal material suggest an impairment of cooperation between the two cerebral hemispheres in the process of aging.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Elżbieta Łuczywek,
Klinika Neurochirurgii Centrum Medycyny Doświadczalnej i Klinicznej PAN,
ul. Barska 16,
02-315 Warszawa.