Aging and selective attention: an issue of complexity or multiple mechanisms?

@article{Brink1999AgingAS,
  title={Aging and selective attention: an issue of complexity or multiple mechanisms?},
  author={J. M. van der Brink and Joan M. McDowd},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={P30-3}
}
Previous studies have shown age-associated deficits in selective attention that vary as a function of task demands. The present study was conducted to dissociate the effect of task complexity on age-related performance differences from qualitative differences in cognitive demands. Twenty-four young and 24 older adults were administered two versions of the Stroop Test (Hartley, 1993). The Color-Block version required identifying the color of a box while ignoring the name of a color printed… CONTINUE READING
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