Interaction of age and attention on driving performance

Authors

  • Mona Motamedi Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alta. T2N 1N4, Canada
  • Elzbieta B. Slawinski Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alta. T2N 1N4, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic intensity, Alarm systems, Anechoic chambers, Attenuation, Audition, Automobile drivers, Automobile parts and equipment, Computer software, Human engineering, Statistical methods, Age, Attention, Auditory distracters, Elderly drivers

Abstract

A study was conducted on the effects of age and attention levels to auditory distracters on ability to detect external vehicular warning signals. Results showed that the level of attenuation to a warning signla decreased when participants were attending to the distracter and simultaneously to the warning signlas. Thus, the effect of age was manifested in a decrease in the level of attenuation for both the attended and unattended conditions obtained for elderly participants.

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Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

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Motamedi M, Slawinski EB. Interaction of age and attention on driving performance. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 20];31(3):94-5. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1567

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada