was first proposed by U.S. born Canadian psychologist Lynn Ann Hasher (1944 -) and U.S. psychologist Rose T. Zacks (1941 -) suggesting that elderly memory impairment is a result of their inability to select relevent pieces of information.

FAILURE-TO-INHIBIT HYPOTHESIS: "One of the many theories of cognitive aging is the failure to inhibit hypothesis which was first postulated by Lynn Ann Hasher and Rose T. Zacks. "
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