Adult age differences in the rate of information extraction during visual search.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We investigated adult age differences in the function relating accuracy to speed during visual-search performance. Twenty-four young adults between 17 and 26 years of age, and 24 older adults between 59 and 75 years of age, participated. The level of accuracy at which performance was first improved by increasing RT was higher for older adults than for young adults. Independently of this age difference in accuracy, however, a significant age-related slowing was present in the rate of information extraction during visual-search performance.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Madden, DJ; Allen, PA

Published Date

  • May 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 3

Start / End Page

  • P124 - P126

PubMed ID

  • 2030277

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1422

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/geronj/46.3.p124


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States