Lixia Yang

Summary

Affiliation: Ryerson University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Practice-oriented retest learning as the basic form of cognitive plasticity of the aging brain
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, JOR823A, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 2K3
    J Aging Res 2011:407074. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Aging, culture, and memory for categorically processed information
    Lixia Yang
    Correspondence should be addressed to Lixia Yang, JOR918, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3, Canada E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:872-81. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Retest learning in the absence of item-specific effects: does it show in the oldest-old?
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Psychol Aging 27:701-6. 2012
  4. doi request reprint The effects of ageing and divided attention on the self-reference effect in emotional memory: spontaneous or effortful mnemonic benefits?
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Memory 20:596-607. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Basic forms of cognitive plasticity extended into the oldest-old: retest learning, age, and cognitive functioning
    Lixia Yang
    Centre for Life Span Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
    Psychol Aging 21:372-8. 2006
  6. doi request reprint The effect of emotion-focused orientation at retrieval on emotional memory in young and older adults
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
    Memory 19:305-13. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Age differences in the automatic accessibility of emotional words from semantic memory
    Lixia Yang
    Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3, Canada
    Cogn Emot 25:3-9. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Long-term maintenance of retest learning in young old and oldest old adults
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:608-11. 2009
  9. doi request reprint A new look at retest learning in older adults: learning in the absence of item-specific effects
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, 823A Jorgenson Hall, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:470-3. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint The enhanced effects of pictorial distraction in older adults
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P230-3. 2007

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. pmc Practice-oriented retest learning as the basic form of cognitive plasticity of the aging brain
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, JOR823A, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 2K3
    J Aging Res 2011:407074. 2011
    ..The relevant studies were reviewed, and the findings were discussed in light of their limitations, implications, and future directions...
  2. doi request reprint Aging, culture, and memory for categorically processed information
    Lixia Yang
    Correspondence should be addressed to Lixia Yang, JOR918, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3, Canada E mail
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 68:872-81. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Retest learning in the absence of item-specific effects: does it show in the oldest-old?
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Psychol Aging 27:701-6. 2012
    ..The two age groups showed largely equivalent retest learning effects. In addition, only young-olds were able to benefit from item-specific retest learning, specifically in reasoning and perceptual speed tests...
  4. doi request reprint The effects of ageing and divided attention on the self-reference effect in emotional memory: spontaneous or effortful mnemonic benefits?
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Memory 20:596-607. 2012
    ..The results from both tasks demonstrated equivalent SRE for all three groups across emotional valence categories of stimuli, suggesting that the SRE is a spontaneous, effortless, and robust effect in memory...
  5. ncbi request reprint Basic forms of cognitive plasticity extended into the oldest-old: retest learning, age, and cognitive functioning
    Lixia Yang
    Centre for Life Span Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
    Psychol Aging 21:372-8. 2006
    ..Results show persistent, though age-reduced, learning in all samples and across all tests. However, age is not differentially "kinder" to the more able with respect to the age-graded decline in learning...
  6. doi request reprint The effect of emotion-focused orientation at retrieval on emotional memory in young and older adults
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
    Memory 19:305-13. 2011
    ..The data suggest that young adults activate and prioritise emotional goals in response to external demand during intentional information processing whereas older adults seem to spontaneously tune themselves to emotional goals...
  7. doi request reprint Age differences in the automatic accessibility of emotional words from semantic memory
    Lixia Yang
    Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3, Canada
    Cogn Emot 25:3-9. 2011
    ..These findings suggest an arousal-based accessibility bias favouring neutral stimuli in older adults coupled with a valence-based bias accessing negative and neutral stimuli for young adults...
  8. doi request reprint Long-term maintenance of retest learning in young old and oldest old adults
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:608-11. 2009
    ....
  9. doi request reprint A new look at retest learning in older adults: learning in the absence of item-specific effects
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, 823A Jorgenson Hall, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:470-3. 2009
    ..The results showed substantial non-item-specific retest learning, even controlling for anxiety, suggesting that retest learning in older adults can occur at a more conceptual level...
  10. ncbi request reprint The enhanced effects of pictorial distraction in older adults
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3, Canada
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P230-3. 2007
    ..Older adults also tended to take longer to suppress distraction from picture labels than did young adults...
  11. pmc Synchrony effects in automatic and controlled retrieval
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:51-6. 2007
    ..The finding suggests a robust synchrony effect in controlled retrieval, but not in automatic retrieval, which does not appear to vary across the day...
  12. pmc Aging, culture, and memory for socially meaningful item-context associations: an East-West cross-cultural comparison study
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e60703. 2013
    ..The results suggest that Chinese are at an advantage in memory for socially meaningful item-context associations, an advantage that continues from young adulthood into old age...
  13. ncbi request reprint Modulating younger and older adults' performance in ignoring pictorial information during a word matching task
    Andrea J Wilkinson
    Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada Electronic address
    Brain Cogn 83:351-9. 2013
    ..The data are discussed in terms of age differences in resource demanding strategy use during a semantic word matching task, specifically during controlled retrieval. ..
  14. doi request reprint Plasticity of inhibition in older adults: retest practice and transfer effects
    Andrea J Wilkinson
    Department of Psychology, RyersonUniversity, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Psychol Aging 27:606-15. 2012
    ..In addition, the improvement is not item specific and feedback does not appear to moderate the magnitude of the training benefits; however, feedback does appear to reduce interference variance across retest practice sessions...
  15. pmc The survival effect in memory: does it hold into old age and non-ancestral scenarios?
    Lixia Yang
    Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
    PLoS ONE 9:e95792. 2014
    ..Taken together, the data suggest a robust survival effect that is well preserved in old age across ancestral and non-ancestral survival scenarios. ..
  16. doi request reprint Implicit proactive interference, age, and automatic versus controlled retrieval strategies
    Simay Ikier
    Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology, Yeditepe University, Kayisdagi Istanbul, Turkey
    Psychol Sci 19:456-61. 2008
    ..The controlled process, however, is used effectively only by younger adults. This pattern of findings potentially explains age differences in susceptibility to proactive interference...