Operant Control of Eye Movements during Human Vigilance

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Science  19 Jul 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3838, pp. 292-293
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3838.292


Eye movements were used as a criterion of observing responses in a vigilance task. Time on watch and signal rates similarly affected both eye-movement rates and percentage of detections. Observing rate may account for detection data, and may be a more stable measure of vigilance than detection rate is, especially when very few signals occur.

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