DRIVING AND AGING: AGE-RELATED IMPAIRMENT IN SPEED TASKS OF VISUOMOTOR ANTICIPATION AND COORDINATION

  • Agustín Romero Medina
  • Julia García Sevilla
  • Francisco Martínez Sánchez
  • Amalia Morales
  • Julio Sánchez Meca
Keywords: traffic psychology, driving, elderly, psychomotor tasks

Abstract

The relation between age and two psychomotor skills (speed of anticipation and visuomotor bimanual coordination) are analysed. The DRIVER TEST battery is utilized in 551 male adults in five age groups: (1) 61 subjects 15 to 17 age olders, (2) 241 subjects 18 to 37 age olders, (3) 131 subjects 38 to 57 age olders, (4) 84 subjects 58 to 71 age olders, and (5) 34 subjects 72 to 84 age olders. No differences between age groups are found in speed of anticipation task (Experiment I), against initial hypothesis. In visuomotor coordination task (Experiment II), 4 and 5 groups are a poor performance that young males, but also the olders are a punctuation more sparse that youngers.

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Author Biographies

Agustín Romero Medina
Universidad de Murcia
Julia García Sevilla
Universidad de Murcia
Francisco Martínez Sánchez
Universidad de Murcia
Amalia Morales
Universidad de Murcia
Julio Sánchez Meca
Universidad de Murcia
How to Cite
Romero Medina, A., García Sevilla, J., Martínez Sánchez, F., Morales, A., & Sánchez Meca, J. (1). DRIVING AND AGING: AGE-RELATED IMPAIRMENT IN SPEED TASKS OF VISUOMOTOR ANTICIPATION AND COORDINATION. Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 6(2), 221-231. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/analesps/article/view/28261
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