The effects of age and mood on saccadic function in older individuals.

@article{ShafiqAntonacci1999TheEO,
  title={The effects of age and mood on saccadic function in older individuals.},
  author={Ruxsana Shafiq-Antonacci and Paul Maruff and Scott Whyte and Peter J Tyler and Paul Dudgeon and Jon Currie},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 6},
  pages={P361-8}
}
To investigate the effect of age and mood on saccadic function, we recorded prosaccades, predictive saccades, and antisaccades from 238 cognitively normal, physically healthy volunteers aged 44 to 85 years old. Mood levels were measured using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale inventories. Small, but significant, positive relationships with age were observed for the mean latency and associated variability of latency for all types of… CONTINUE READING