Location

Aspen, Colorado, USA

Session

Poster Session 2

Abstract

Reduction in a measure known as the Useful Field of View (UFOV) is a risk factor for car crash involvement in older drivers (Owsley et al, 1991; Ball et al, 1993). This measure depends on aspects of visual attention (divided attention [DA], selective attention [SA]) and speed of processing (Owsley et al, 1991; Ball et al., 1993). UFOV scores can be improved through speed of processing training (Ball, Beard, et al., 1988a,b), and this improvement may transfer to enhanced driving performance (Roenker et al, submitted). This preliminary analysis addresses the hypothesis that training of visual speed of processing can improve performance in attentiondemanding tasks that are processed outside the visual domain.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Effects of Speed of Visual Processing Training upon Non-Visual Attention in "At-Risk" Older Drivers

Aspen, Colorado, USA

Reduction in a measure known as the Useful Field of View (UFOV) is a risk factor for car crash involvement in older drivers (Owsley et al, 1991; Ball et al, 1993). This measure depends on aspects of visual attention (divided attention [DA], selective attention [SA]) and speed of processing (Owsley et al, 1991; Ball et al., 1993). UFOV scores can be improved through speed of processing training (Ball, Beard, et al., 1988a,b), and this improvement may transfer to enhanced driving performance (Roenker et al, submitted). This preliminary analysis addresses the hypothesis that training of visual speed of processing can improve performance in attentiondemanding tasks that are processed outside the visual domain.