Older adults have more difficulty than younger adults appropriately directing their behavior when the required response is in competition with a prepotent response. The authors varied the difficulty of inhibiting a prepotent eye movement response by varying the response cue (peripheral onset or central arrow). The response cue manipulation did not affect prosaccade accuracy and latency for either age group and did not affect younger adults' antisaccades. Older adults' antisaccades were slower in the peripheral cue condition than in the central arrow condition. These findings are taken as support for the inhibitory deficit hypothesis of aging (L. Hasher, R. T. Zacks, & C. P. May, 1999).