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Aging and Top-Down Attentional Control in Visual Search

@inproceedings{Madden2010AgingAT,
  title={Aging and Top-Down Attentional Control in Visual Search},
  author={David J. Madden and Stephen R. Mitroff},
  year={2010}
}
Many visual tasks, such as airport baggage screening, rely heavily on the ability to accurately and efficiently search for and detect target items amongst distractors. For example, in a luggage X-ray, a weapon such as a knife must be discriminated from visually similar items (McCarley, Kramer, Wickens, Vidoni, & Boot, 2004). It is critical to the mission of the Human Factors/Behavior Sciences Division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to be able to assess and maintain this skill set… 
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