Differential age effects for case and hue mixing in visual word recognition.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The authors compare older adults' lexical-decision data with younger adults' data reported in P. Allen, A. F. Smith, et al. (2002). On the basis of their work, it was proposed that consistent-case wordswould be processed by the faster holistic (magnodominated) stream, but that mixed-case words would be processed by the slower analytic (interblob-dominated or blob-dominated) steams. Hue mixing was predicted to have no effect on consistent-case performance, but mixed-hue/mixed-case words were predicted to be recognized faster than monochrome/mixed-case words. Younger adults showed the predicted results, but older adults did not. These results suggest that holistic central processes are maintained, but that older adults exhibited an analytic decrement

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Allen, PA; Smith, AF; Groth, KE; Pickle, JL; Grabbe, JW; Madden, DJ

Published Date

  • December 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 622 - 635

PubMed ID

  • 12507359

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0882-7974


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States