Age-related differences in perceptual learning

D. Kristen Gilbert, Wendy A. Rogers

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The present study investigated age-related differences in perceptual learning. We assessed performance and learning on a semantic category visual search task. We investigated whether prepractice was beneficial for general learning and for automatic attention response development. In terms of general learning, prepractice was beneficial, especially tot older adults; however, prepractice did not benefit automatic attention response development. The implications of these results for training purposes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-424
Number of pages8
JournalHuman Factors
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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