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Learning to ignore distracters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22004518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eye tracking has indicated that older and young adults process distracters similarly when reading single sentences. The present study extended this approach by presenting short paragraphs, sentence by sentence. Eye tracking measures included reading times per word, and the duration of the first fixation and total fixations to the distracters and target words. Comprehension was tested following each paragraph, and recognition of distracters and target words was assessed. The results indicated that young adults were able to learn to ignore the distracters as they read through the paragraphs, whereas older adults were less successful at learning to ignore the distracters.
Ellen Rozek; Susan Kemper; Joan McDowd
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2011-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychology and aging     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1939-1498     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Aging     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-06     Completed Date:  2012-07-11     Revised Date:  2014-09-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904079     Medline TA:  Psychol Aging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology*
Attention / physiology
Eye Movement Measurements / statistics & numerical data
Eye Movements / physiology*
Fixation, Ocular
Inhibition (Psychology)*
Memory Disorders / physiopathology
Memory, Short-Term / physiology*
Multilevel Analysis
Neuropsychological Tests
Reaction Time
Young Adult
Grant Support
AG018892/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG018892/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG018892-01A2/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG018892-02/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG018892-03/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG018892-04/AG/NIA NIH HHS; R01 AG018892-05/AG/NIA NIH HHS

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