The development of attentional networks: cross-sectional findings from a life span sample.

@article{Waszak2010TheDO,
  title={The development of attentional networks: cross-sectional findings from a life span sample.},
  author={Florian Waszak and Shu-Chen Li and Bernhard Hommel},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={337-49}
}
Using a population-based sample of 263 individuals ranging from 6 to 89 years of age, we investigated the gains and losses in the abilities to (a) use exogenous cues to shift attention covertly and (b) ignore conflicting information across the life span. The participants' ability to shift visual attention was tested by a typical Posner-type orienting task with valid and invalid peripheral cues. To tap conflict resolution, we asked participants to perform a color version of the Eriksen-type… CONTINUE READING
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