Long-term retention of skilled search for young and older adults

Monica M. Huff, Gabriel K. Rousseau, Wendy A. Rogers

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A long term retention study of a numerical judgement task was performed to investigate the retention of a learned skill search task for younger and older adults. Participants were trained in either consistent search or varied search conditions. Younger and older adults showed similar patterns of skill acquisition. The retention study was carried out to determine if the learning was equally well retained across time. Participants performed 720 trials of the numerical judgement task after 60 days of completing the initial study. Both age groups showed a high level of retention after this period compared to the final levels of performance during training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 42nd Annual Meeting 'Human Factors and Ergonomics Society' - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Oct 5 1998Oct 9 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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