Response slowing of older adults: effects of time-limit contingencies on single- and dual-task performances.

@article{Baron1989ResponseSO,
  title={Response slowing of older adults: effects of time-limit contingencies on single- and dual-task performances.},
  author={Alan Baron and W R Mattila},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={1989},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={66-72}
}
Younger and older men (18-25 vs. 65-76 years of age) were given extended practice (44 hr) with a memory scanning procedure in which lists of visual and auditory items were presented singly (single-task condition) or together with a second visual or auditory list (dual-task condition). For both age groups, identification of test items was slower with the dual-task procedure, and experience with the tasks produced only small changes in response latencies. When time limits were placed on… CONTINUE READING

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