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Changes in the lower displacement limit for motion with age

Wood, Joanne M. & Bullimore, Mark A. (1995) Changes in the lower displacement limit for motion with age. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 15(1), pp. 31-36.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 11915
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
DOI: 10.1046/j.1475-1313.1995.9592789.x
ISSN: 0275-5408
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
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Deposited On: 14 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2010 03:04

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