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Between and within individuals effects of Visual Contrast Sensitivity on Perceptual Matching. Processing Speed and associated Memory in Older Adults

Anstey, Kaarin; Butterworth, Peter; Borzycki, Maria; Andrews, Sally

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Background: Although cross-sectional studies have demonstrated associations between visual contrast sensitivity and cognitive test performance, it remains unclear whether peripheral visual or perceptual factors explain the association. Objective: We aimed at determining whether reducing static contrast of the study stimuli would simulate the performance deficits on measures of processing speed and associative memory that are associated with aging. Methods: We investigated the mechanism by which...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/22730
Source: Gerontology
DOI: 10.1159/000090958

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