Overriding age differences in attentional capture with top-down processing.

@article{Whiting2007OverridingAD,
  title={Overriding age differences in attentional capture with top-down processing.},
  author={Wythe L. Whiting and David J. Madden and Katherine J Babcock},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={223-32}
}
Two experiments investigated the influence of top-down information on adult age differences in the ability to search for singleton targets using spatial cues. In Experiment 1, both younger and older adults were equally able to use target-related top-down information (target feature predictability) to avoid attentional capture by uninformative (25% valid) cues. However, during informative (75% valid) cue conditions, older adults demonstrated less efficient use of this cue-related top-down… CONTINUE READING

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