Journal article

Ageing elevates peripheral spatial suppression of motion regardless of divided attention

Soa Park, Bao N Nguyen, Allison M McKendrick

OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: It is more difficult to perceive the direction of motion of larger, high contrast patterns than smaller, low contrast patterns due to spatial suppression. Spatial suppression of motion is considered important to the segmentation of moving objects in the visual environment. Previous studies have shown that such spatial suppression of motion is reduced in older adults in central vision, to the extent that older adults can have better sensitivity than younger adults for foveally presented stimuli. Our study was designed to explore whether spatial suppression of motion is similarly reduced for older adults in parafoveal regions and whether divided attention impacts on suppression streng..

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