The Influence of Reduced Visual Acuity on Age-Related Decline in Spatial Working Memory: An Investigation

@article{Cattaneo2008TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Reduced Visual Acuity on Age-Related Decline in Spatial Working Memory: An Investigation},
  author={Z. Cattaneo and E. Bhatt and L. Merabet and A. Pece and T. Vecchi},
  journal={Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={687 - 702}
}
ABSTRACT To investigate the relationship between visual acuity and cognitive function with aging, we compared low-vision and normally-sighted young and elderly individuals on a spatial working memory (WM) task. The task required subjects to memorise target locations on different matrices after perceiving them visually or haptically. The haptic modality was included as a control to look at the effect of aging on memory without the confounding effect of visual deficit. Overall, age and visual… Expand
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