Response times to stimuli of increasing complexity as a function of ageing.

@article{Jordan1977ResponseTT,
  title={Response times to stimuli of increasing complexity as a function of ageing.},
  author={T. C. Jordan and Patrick M.A. Rabbitt},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={1977},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={189-201}
}
Twelve elderly and 12 young subjects were tested on a series of experiments with increasing complexity of perceptual-response mapping. As task complexity increased the differential slowing in performance between young and old increased and an ageXtask complexity interaction was observed. However, with practice this phenomenon disappeared leaving an apparent age lag constant. This slowing was due to increased central processing time rather than peripheral factors. No major differences in… CONTINUE READING