Slowing of memory-search performance in men with mild hypertension.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Previous reports have associated hypertension with a slowing of cognitive performance, although the component processes involved have not been identified. Our report compares the performance of 24 men with mild hypertension and 28 age-matched normotensive men on a test of short-term memory search in which the duration of component processes could be estimated. The results indicated that the rate of search through short-term memory was slower for the hypertensive than for the normotensives, whereas the duration of encoding and response processes was equivalent for the two groups. This hypertension-related slowing of memory comparison was independent of participants' error rates and education levels.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Madden, DJ; Blumenthal, JA

Published Date

  • 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 131 - 142

PubMed ID

  • 2737172

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0278-6133

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0278-6133.8.2.131


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States