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Title: Reading with filtered fixations : adult age differences in the effectiveness of low-level properties of text within central vision
Authors: Jordan, Timothy R.
McGowan, Victoria A.
Paterson, Kevin B.
First Published: Jun-2014
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Citation: Psychology and Aging , 2014, 29 (2), pp. 229-235
Abstract: When reading, low-level visual properties of text are acquired from central vision during brief fixational pauses, but the effectiveness of these properties may differ in older age. To investigate, a filtering technique displayed the low, medium, or high spatial frequencies of text falling within central vision as young (18-28 years) and older (65+ years) adults read. Reading times for normal text did not differ across age groups, but striking differences in the effectiveness of spatial frequencies were observed. Consequently, even when young and older adults read equally well, the effectiveness of spatial frequencies in central vision differs markedly in older age.
DOI Link: 10.1037/a0035948
ISSN: 0882-7974
eISSN: 1939-1498
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014, American Psychological Association. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
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