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Publications [#143909] of James A. Blumenthal

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  1. DJ Madden, JA Blumenthal (1989). Slowing of memory-search performance in men with mild hypertension.. Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 8(2), 131-42.
    (last updated on 2013/05/16)

    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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