Changes in the lower displacement limit for motion with age
Previous studies have alleged that the ability to perceive motion remains constant with age. We investigated the effect of age on minimum displacement thresholds using computer-generated random dot stimuli in 91 healthy, visually normal subjects (age range 21-82 years). High and low contrast visual acuity and letter contrast sensitivity were also tested. We found that minimum displacement thresholds increased significantly at a rate of 0.07 log min arc per decade (approximately 17%). The relationship between age and performance was very similar for all visual tests.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1995 Blackwell Publishing|
|Copyright Statement:||The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com|
|Deposited On:||14 Jan 2008|
|Last Modified:||21 Apr 2010 17:04|
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