Age-Related Wayfinding Differences in Real Large-Scale Environments: Detrimental Motor Control Effects during Spatial Learning Are Mediated by Executive Decline?

@inproceedings{Taillade2013AgeRelatedWD,
  title={Age-Related Wayfinding Differences in Real Large-Scale Environments: Detrimental Motor Control Effects during Spatial Learning Are Mediated by Executive Decline?},
  author={Mathieu Taillade and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Sauz{\'e}on and Prashant Arvind Pala and Marie D{\'e}jos and Florian Larrue and Christian Gross and Bernard N’Kaoua},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate motor control activity (active vs. passive condition) with regards to wayfinding and spatial learning difficulties in large-scale spaces for older adults. We compared virtual reality (VR)-based wayfinding and spatial memory (survey and route knowledge) performances between 30 younger and 30 older adults. A significant effect of age was obtained on the wayfinding performances but not on the spatial memory performances. Specifically, the active condition… CONTINUE READING
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