Response Times: Their Role in Inferring Elementary Mental Organization

Paperback | June 1, 1995

byR. Duncan Luce

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Written by a distinguished experimental psychologist, this authoritative volume provides a clear, well-balanced, and comprehensive treatment of the mathematical theory of human response time and the role it plays in our understanding of the mind's structure. Focusing on the conceptual issuesentailed in the modelling of response time, Professor Luce rigorously reviews the relevant experimental data and discusses the importance of analyzing data in terms of the hazard function.

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Written by a distinguished experimental psychologist, this authoritative volume provides a clear, well-balanced, and comprehensive treatment of the mathematical theory of human response time and the role it plays in our understanding of the mind's structure. Focusing on the conceptual issuesentailed in the modelling of response time, ...

R. Duncan Luce is at Harvard University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:584 pages, 9.25 × 6.18 × 1.42 inPublished:June 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195070011

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Table of Contents

1. Representing Response Times as Random VariablesPart I: Detection Paradigms2. Simple Reaction Times: Basic Data3. Decomposition into Decision and Residual Latencies4. Distributions of Simple Decision Latencies5. Detection of Signals Presented at Irregular TimesPart II: Identification Paradigms6. Two-Choice Reaction Times: Basic Ideas and Data7. Mixture Models8. Stochastic Accumulation of Information in Discrete Time9. Stochastic Accumulation of Information in Continuous Time10. Absolute Identification of More than Two SignalsPart III: Matching Paradigms11. Memory, Scanning, Visual Search, and Same-Difference Designs12. Processing Stages and Strategies

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"This is an important book for those who study response times or use them as tools. What about those who find mathematics indigestible? The fact is that there are not many clearer expositions of response times, with or without mathematics. In many cases, the author's presentation of work isclearer than the original literature....This book has something for everyone who is seriously interested in response times: a history, a handbook, and a glimpse of our future science." --Contemporary Psychology