Selective Control of Attention Supports the Positivity Effect in Aging

Abstract

There is emerging evidence for a positivity effect in healthy aging, which describes an age-specific increased focus on positive compared to negative information. Life-span researchers have attributed this effect to the selective allocation of cognitive resources in the service of prioritized emotional goals. We explored the basic principles of this… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104180

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