Training skills of divided attention among older adults

Secer, Ilmiye and Satyen, Lata 2013, Training skills of divided attention among older adults, Journal of articles in support of the null hypothesis, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 61-78.

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Title Training skills of divided attention among older adults
Author(s) Secer, Ilmiye
Satyen, Lata
Journal name Journal of articles in support of the null hypothesis
Volume number 9
Issue number 2
Start page 61
End page 78
Total pages 18
Publisher Reysen Group
Place of publication Commerce, Tex.
Publication date 2013-03
ISSN 1539-8714
Keyword(s) divided attention skills
older adults
dual tasks
Summary The current study examined whether video game training would help improve divided attention skills among older adults. Twenty-nine (4 males, 25 females) participants aged 50 to 84 years (M = 70) were tested for their skills of divided attention using a memory and reaction time task. Participants were randomly allocated to the experimental group and control group and only those in the experimental group trained with the computer game, Pac-Man Adventures in Time for three hours. Results show that three hours of training are not sufficient to enhance skills of divided attention amongst older adults as the differences in these skills were not significantly different between control and experimental groups. These findings suggest that greater amounts or other methods of training may be required to enhance older adults’ ability to perform dual tasks.
Language eng
Field of Research 170201 Computer Perception, Memory and Attention
Socio Economic Objective 940103 Ageing and Older People
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052337

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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