ERIC Number: EJ654397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Development of Selective Attention: Perceptual Load Influences Early versus Late Attentional Selection in Children and Adults.
Huang-Pollock, Cynthia L.; Carr, Thomas H.; Nigg, Joel T.
Developmental Psychology, v38 n3 p363-75 May 2002
Examined in two studies the moderating effect of perceptual load on visual selective attention. Found that children's performance was as efficient as adults' under conditions of high but not low loads, suggesting that early selection engages rapidly maturing neural systems and late selection engages later-maturing systems. The onset of early selection occurred at lower loads for younger children. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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