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Titolo:
Does age change the distribution of visual attention? A comment on McCalley, Bouwhuis, and Juola (1995)
Autore:
Cornelissen, FW; Kooijman, AC;
Indirizzi:
Univ Groningen, Sch Behav & Cognit Neurosci, Lab Expt Ophthalmol, NL-9700 RB Groningen, Netherlands Univ Groningen Groningen Netherlands NL-9700 RBB Groningen, Netherlands
Titolo Testata:
JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES B-PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
fascicolo: 3, volume: 55, anno: 2000,
pagine: P187 - P190
SICI:
1079-5014(200005)55:3<P187:DACTDO>2.0.ZU;2-8
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
SEARCH;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
17
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Cornelissen, FW Univ Groningen, Sch Behav & Cognit Neurosci, Lab Expt Ophthalmol, POB 30-001, NL-9700 RB Groningen, Netherlands Univ Groningen POB 30-001 Groningen Netherlands NL-9700 RB
Citazione:
F.W. Cornelissen e A.C. Kooijman, "Does age change the distribution of visual attention? A comment on McCalley, Bouwhuis, and Juola (1995)", J GERONT B, 55(3), 2000, pp. P187-P190

Abstract

A paper, by McCalley, Bouwhuis, and Juola (1995) suggested differences between younger and older adults in the use of visual cues. Furthermore, they reported these differences could largely be attributed to diminished (peripheral al) visual proressing capacities of elderly adults. I-It re, we reanalyze the data of McCalley and colleagues emphasizing relative rather than absolute differences. We find that when doing so, the data do not reveal differences in the way older and younger adults transiently allocate attentionduring visual search. Contrary to the conclusions of McCalley and colleagues, the similarity between the younger and older observers is therefore independent of the characteristics of the visual information. Furthermore, in our view the data suggest that older adults have foveal rather than peripheral visual processing difficulties. The results reemphasize the importance of the analytical approach taken in aging research, We discuss the difficulties and relevance of controlling and separating visual and attentional factors in age-related studies.

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