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Older Adults Share Fewer Memories as They Age

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, support previous results from lab-based research suggesting that memory sharing declines with age.Most studies on memory take place in a laboratory setting, where participants are asked to memorize lists or recall and describe specific memories from the past.

However, the University of Arizona study gathered its data by “eavesdropping” on older adults’ conversations “in the wild.”The UArizona team wanted to know how often older adults spontaneously bring up memories in the course of their daily conversations — outside of a controlled laboratory setting.“This study really gives us one of the first glimpses of people sharing these memories in their day-to-day life,” said senior study author Matthew Grilli, an.

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