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Zare H, Nahravanian P. The Effect of Training On Visual Search And Vigilance Of Adult And Children. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2014; 15 (4) :8-18
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1- Associate Prof, Departmentt of Psychology, University of Payam-e Noor, Tehran, Iran.
2- MSc, Instructor, Payam-e Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (2749 Views)
Introduction: the goal of the present study was to investigate  the impact of the attention training on vigilance and visual search in normal adults and children
Method: in this study, using purposive random sampling, 60 subjects (30 adult and 30 children) were selected according to the research criteria. The ‘continuous performance test’ (CPT), concentration and diffuse attention test, mini mental status scale and the scholar-made direction control variables were used as the cognitive assessment tool pack.  The continuous performance test as well as concentration and diffuse attention test were primarily administered to subjects during the pretest. Later, the adult group underwent three weeks of training (five 35-minute training sessions)  while the children group received ten 45-minute training sessions over 5 weeks. Eventually, post-tests were administered to the subjects in both groups.
Results: Analysis of the data revealed that the attention training leaves a significant positive impact on the correct response rate, reaction time vigilance and visual search.
Conclusion: Given the potential impact of attention training on vigilance and visual search, the importance of such trainings in fostering accurate cognitive processing as well as attention and proper  timely response to the target stimuli, is becoming clearer than ever.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/08/19 | Accepted: 2013/10/17 | Published: 2013/12/22

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