The enhanced Simon effect for older adults is reduced when the irrelevant location information is conveyed by an accessory stimulus.

@article{Proctor2005TheES,
  title={The enhanced Simon effect for older adults is reduced when the irrelevant location information is conveyed by an accessory stimulus.},
  author={Robert W. Proctor and David F. Pick and Kim-Phuong L. Vu and Rachael E Anderson},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  year={2005},
  volume={119 1},
  pages={21-40}
}
The Simon effect, better performance when irrelevant stimulus location corresponds with the response location than when it does not, typically is larger for older than younger adults. However, Simon and Pouraghabagher [Simon, R. J., & Pouraghabagher, A. R. (1978). The effect of aging on the stages of processing in a choice reaction time task. Journal of Gerontology, 33, 553-561] found no age difference using an accessory-stimulus Simon task in which the relevant dimension was the color of a… CONTINUE READING

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