Age differences in overlapping-task performance: evidence for efficient parallel processing in older adults.

@article{Allen2002AgeDI,
  title={Age differences in overlapping-task performance: evidence for efficient parallel processing in older adults.},
  author={Philip A Allen and Mei-Ching Lien and Martin D. Murphy and Raymond E. Sanders and Katherine S. Judge and Robert S. McCann},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          505-19
        }
}
  • Philip A Allen, Mei-Ching Lien, +3 authors Robert S. McCann
  • Published in Psychology and aging 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Two psychological refractory period (PRP) experiments were conducted to examine overlapping processing in younger and older adults. A shape discrimination task (triangle or rectangle) for Task 1 (T1) and a lexical-decision task (word or nonword) for Task 2 (T2) were used. PRP effects, response time for T2 increasing as stimulus onset synchrony (SOA) decreased, were obtained for both age groups. The effect of word frequency on T2 was smaller at the short SOA than at the long SOA, reflecting… CONTINUE READING

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