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Interference is known to negatively impact the ability to maintain information in working memory (WM), an effect that is exacerbated with aging. Here, we explore how distinct sources of interference, i.e., distraction (stimuli to-be-ignored) and interruption (stimuli requiring attention), differentially influence WM in younger and older adults. EEG was recorded while participants engaged in three versions of a delayedrecognition task: no interference, a distracting stimulus, and an interruptingdoi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2010.01.012 pmid:20144492 pmcid:PMC2891289 fatcat:6z2y5n7plna4fdqcpiqbgtboyy