Young and Older Adults' Reading of Distracters.

@article{Kemper2008YoungAO,
  title={Young and Older Adults' Reading of Distracters.},
  author={Susan J. Kemper and Joan M. Mcdowd and Kim K. Metcalf and Chiung-Ju Liu},
  journal={Educational gerontology},
  year={2008},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={
          489-502
        }
}
We used eye-tracking technology to examine young and older adults' performance in the reading with distraction paradigm. One-, 2- and 4-word distracters that formed meaningful phrases were used. There were marked age differences in fixation patterns. Young adults' fixations to the distracters and targets increased with distracter length, suggesting that they were attempting to integrate the distracters with the sentence and had more and more difficulty doing so as the distracters increased in… CONTINUE READING
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