Richard P Heitz,
Josef C Schrock,
Randall W Engle,
We present an easy-to-administer and automated version of a popular working memory (WM) capacity task (operation span; Ospan) that is mouse driven, scores itself, and requires little intervention on the part of the experimenter. It is shown that this version of Ospan correlates well with other measures of WM capacity and has both good internal consistency (alpha = .78) and test-retest reliabili...
Generally, older adults perform worse than younger adults in complex working memory span tasks. So far, it is unclear which processes mainly contribute to age-related differences in working memory span.
The aim of the present study was to investigate age effects and the roles of proactive and coactive interference in a recognition-based version of the operation span task....