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Performance on pattern recogniton declins with age while performance on pattern separation does not
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 12 credits / 18 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report aims to explore if pattern recognition and pattern separation tasks performance degenerate with age. This as there are studies by Brickman et al. (2014) that suggest that these tasks are being performed by the hippocampus in particular, the dentate gyrus part. The tasks used in this report were replicated from a study in which it was assumed that they tested this parts. As both the hippocampus and the dentate gyrus supposedly degenerate with age, the tasks tested this degeneration by looking if the participant’s performance on the tasks changed with age. The performance on the pattern separation task did not change with age while the pattern recognition task did. This preservation of pattern separation might mean that the pattern separation tasks does not measure the dentate gyrus. It might also mean that the hippocampus might not degenerate as previously assumed or that the pattern separation task really test the hippocampus.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
Pattern separation, Pattern recognition, Hippocampus, Episodic memory, Dentate gyrus
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Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-119619ISRN: LIU-IDA/KOGVET-G--15/019--SEOAI: diva2:825160
Subject / course
Cognitive science
Available from: 2015-06-24 Created: 2015-06-23 Last updated: 2015-06-24Bibliographically approved

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