The effect of age on involuntary capture of attention by irrelevant sounds: a test of the frontal hypothesis of aging.

@article{Andrs2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of age on involuntary capture of attention by irrelevant sounds: a test of the frontal hypothesis of aging.},
  author={Pilar Robledo Andr{\'e}s and Fabrice B R Parmentier and Carles Escera},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 12},
  pages={2564-8}
}
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of aging on the involuntary capture of attention by irrelevant sounds (distraction) and the use of these sounds as warning cues (alertness) in an oddball paradigm. We compared the performance of older and younger participants on a well-characterized auditory-visual distraction task. Based on the dissociations observed in aging between attentional processes sustained by the anterior and posterior attentional networks, our prediction was that… CONTINUE READING

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