Adult age differences in the time course of visual attention.

@article{Madden1990AdultAD,
  title={Adult age differences in the time course of visual attention.},
  author={David J. Madden},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1990},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={P9-16}
}
On each trial in this experiment, subjects made a choice response regarding which of two target letters was present in a visual display. A cue, occurring between 50 and 183 ms prior to display onset, indicated the location of the target. The results indicated that reaction time (RT) increased as a function of both the distance of the target from fixation and the presence of nontarget letters in the display. These RT effects were more pronounced for older adults than for young adults, in a… CONTINUE READING

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