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Age differences in backward dichoptic masking.

Authors
  • Kline, D W
  • Birren, J E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Experimental aging research
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1975
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
17–25
Identifiers
PMID: 1053200
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An investigation of age differences in backward dichoptic visual noise masking was carried out with young, middle-aged and old subjects. Older subjects were found to be significantly more susceptible to the backward masking effect over longer delays between the target and masking stimuli. These results indicate a decrease with age in the rate at which stimuli can be cleared through the central mechanisms concerned with perceptual processing. These data appear to support the "stimulus persistence" and "arousal" models of aging.

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