Temporal Order Judgment and Reaction Time

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Science  25 Jul 1969:
Vol. 165, Issue 3891, pp. 413-415
DOI: 10.1126/science.165.3891.413


A model which predicts judgment of the temporal order of stimuli from simple reaction time is proposed. Visual data show covariation of the two measures with luminance changes, and suggest that (i) temporal order judgments reflect a biased response criterion and (ii) the motor component of reaction time has little variability relative to variance in receptor system latency.

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