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"Study finds older adults less distracted by negative information" - EurekAlert. 08/12/2019

“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.”


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