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ERIC Number: EJ799391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Young and Older Adults' Reading of Distracters
Kemper, Susan; Mcdowd, Joan; Metcalf, Kim; Liu, Chiung-Ju
Educational Gerontology, v34 n6 p489-502 Jun 2008
Eye-tracking technology was employed to examine young and older adults' performance in the reading with distraction paradigm. Distracters of 1, 2, and 4 words that formed meaningful phrases were used. There were marked age differences in fixation patterns. Young adults' fixations to the distracters and targets increased with distracter length. This suggests that they were attempting to integrate the distracters with the sentence and had more and more difficulty doing so as the distracters increased in length. Young adults did have better comprehension of the sentences than older adults, and they also had better recognition memory for target words and distracters. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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