Younger but Not Older Adults Benefit from Salient Feedback during Learning

  title={Younger but Not Older Adults Benefit from Salient Feedback during Learning},
  author={Michael D Herbert and Ben Eppinger and Jutta Kray},
  booktitle={Front. Psychology},
Older adults are impaired in reinforcement learning (RL) when feedback is partially ambiguous (e.g., Eppinger and Kray, 2011). In this study we examined whether older adults benefit from salient feedback information during learning. We used an electrophysiological approach and investigated 15 younger and 15 older adults with a RL task in which they had to learn stimulus-response associations under two learning conditions. In the positive learning conditions, participants could gain 50 Cents for… CONTINUE READING

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