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In our new study just published in Cortex lead by Gerardo Salvato, we show that the ability to orient attention based on long-term memories is preserved in older adults despite their explicit memories being significantly impaired. This is great news for those of us worrying that our declining memories could also be affecting the very first stages of our perception. We feel the results also have interesting implications for understanding the nature of memory representations serving different purposes in the brain. We’d be interested in hearing your views.

Hot off the press forgetful attention in older adults
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