Danubius International Conferences, 12th International Conference on European Integration - Realities and Perspectives

Pseudoneglect and Normal Aging

Viorela Laura Kovacs, Radu Octavian Kovacs, Monica Narcisa Toba
Last modified: 2017-04-04


Pseudoneglect represents a bias in the orientation of attention, whereby healthy participants tend to deviate to the left in a simple line bisection task. However, the direction of this bias seems to change in normal aging, seniors presenting misbections deviated to the right.

The objective of the present study was to explore this shift in the attentional orientation bias in order to specify the age range in which it could occur.

To this aim, we tested 32 right-handed participants (ages: 30-70 years) with tasks such as line bisection and Landmark (based on prebisected lines).

Results highlighted a change of the attentional orientation bias that seems to occur in 40-50 years old and 50-60 years old participants, but that has not been confirmed in all the assessed sample.

Results are discussed and interpreted in the context of the theory of reductions of hemispheric asymmetries in normal aging.