The Effects of Stimulus Complexity and Timing during Dual Task across Neurologically- Healthy Older and Younger Adults: A Pilot Study

  title={The Effects of Stimulus Complexity and Timing during Dual Task across Neurologically- Healthy Older and Younger Adults: A Pilot Study},
  author={Jennine Harvey and Jonathan P. Wilson and Megan E. Cuellar and Esperanza M. Anaya},
  journal={Journal of Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies \& Hearing Aids},
Dual task protocols are often used to assess the simultaneous performance of two tasks. However, the cognitive and perceptual load factors of empirically studied dual tasks often vary considerably. Thus, the current pilot study systematically investigated the effects of dual task constraints across varying levels of complexity, for three groups of neurologically healthy adults, by closely manipulating cognitive and perceptual load factors. Using a novel methodology, performance was measured… Expand


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