How natural aging affects attentional selection and decision making

As we age, our attentional selection and decision-making abilities can be affected in a number of ways.

1. Reduced Processing Speed: As we age, the speed at which we process information can slow down, making it more difficult to attend to multiple tasks or stimuli simultaneously.

2. Decline In Working Memory : Working memory is the ability to hold information in mind for short periods of time while using it to guide decision-making. Age-related declines in working memory can make it more difficult to keep track of multiple pieces of information at once, which can affect decision-making.

3. Changes In Neural Processing: As we age, there can be changes in how the brain processes information. For example, older adults may show less activation in certain parts of their brain regions. While/When attending to stimuli, which could affect their ability to selectively attend to relevant information.

4.Increased Distractibility: Finally, older adults may be more susceptible to distractions than younger adults, which can interfere with attentional selection and decision-making processes.


Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess/God

Goddess/God On Fire ❤


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