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The efficiency of visual search for a frequently-changed target is preserved in older adults

Yabuki, Hana; Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine


Visual search is a psychological function integral to most people's daily lives. The extent to which visual search efficiency, and in particular the ability to use top-down attention in visual search, changes across the lifespan has been the focus of ongoing research. Here we sought to understand how the ability to frequently and dynamically change the target in a conjunction search task was impacted by ageing. To do this, we compared visual search performance of a group of younger and older...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021-01-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Quarterly journal of experimental psychology
DOI: 10.1177/1747021820986353
Access Rights: Open Access


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