Effects of aging on absolute identification of duration
McCormack, Teresa, Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.), Maylor, Elizabeth A., Richardson, Lucy B. N. and Darby , Richard J.. (2002) Effects of aging on absolute identification of duration. Psychology and Aging, Vol.17 (No.3). pp. 363-378. ISSN 0882-7974Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037//0882-79126.96.36.1993
Experiments to examine the effects of aging on the ability to identify temporal durations in an absolute identification task are reported. In Experiment 1, older adults were worse than younger adults in identifying a tone's position within a series of 6 tones of varied durations. In Experiment 2, participants were required to identify a tone's position in 9 tones of varied durations. Older adults' performance was again worse than that of younger adults; moreover, they showed a qualitatively different pattern of errors than younger adults. In Experiment 3, in which the tones varied in pitch, the performance of older adults was worse than that of younger adults, but the error patterns of the 2 groups were similar. The results suggest that older adults have distorted memory representations for durations but not for pitch.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Reaction time, Human information processing -- Age factors, Memory -- Age factors|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychology and Aging|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Society|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 363-378|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Great Britain) (BBSRC), Medical Research Council (Great Britain) (MRC)|
|Grant number:||G9608199 (MRC), G9606610N (MRC), G9805928 (MRC), R000 23 9002 (ESRC), 88/515050 (BBSRC)|
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