versão impressa ISSN 1657-9267
PRADA SARMIENTO, EDWARD LEONEL; PINEDA GARZON, GINA ELIZABETH; MEJIA ORDUZ, MANUEL ALEJANDRO e CONDE COTES, CARLOS ARTURO. Memonum Computerized Test: The Effects of Intervals and Distractors on Working Memory in Women Over 50 Years of Age. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.3, pp. 893-906. ISSN 1657-9267.
By means of the Memonum computerized test the effects of two exhibition intervals of digits (1 and 8 seconds), and the presentation of a distracter were evaluated on the working memory performance in 80 women older than 50 years. Significant effect of the exhibition interval on the number of successes, total successes and use of additional strategies it was revealed, demonstrating better mnemonic performance of participants that presented the test in the interval of 8 seconds and suggesting that a wide time of contact with the information power the memory's storage capacity in older adults. The distracter presence had a significant effect on total successes variable, considered as interfere stimulus able to affect the working memory in older adults.
Palavras-chave : Working Memory; Memonum Computerized Test; Exhibition Intervals; Distracter; Working Memory; Memonum Computerized Test; Exhibition Intervals; Distracter.