Mara Mather (USC/UCLA) et al. find older adults less distracted by negative information
"Study finds older adults less distracted by negative information" - EurekAlert. 8/12/2019.
"USC researchers looked at "emotion-induced blindness," which refers to distractions caused by emotionally arousing stimuli. In four experiments using a quickly presented sequence of images, they examined how older adults prioritize emotional information. They found both younger and older adults demonstrated emotion-induced blindness, but older adults were more distracted by positive information and less distracted by negative information. The results were published today in Emotion."