Target selection difficulty, negative priming, and aging.

  title={Target selection difficulty, negative priming, and aging.},
  author={Nadia Gamboz and Riccardo Russo and Elaine Fox},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={15 3},
It has been recently suggested that the presence of identity negative priming effects in old adults could occur when there is substantial processing of the distracting information in a selective attention task (J. M. Kieley & A. A. Hartley, 1997). In three experiments, using a letter identification task, it was found that making target selection more difficult increased the magnitude of the negative priming effect to a similar extent in both young and old adults. Moreover, the size of the… CONTINUE READING