Evidence from reaction times for an anticipatory process in symbolic delayed matching-to-sample

Dickins, D.W. and Dickins, B.J.A. ORCID: 0000-0002-0866-6232, 2009. Evidence from reaction times for an anticipatory process in symbolic delayed matching-to-sample. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 10 (2), pp. 167-186. ISSN 1502-1149

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Abstract

It was predicted that a delay between sample ofset and comparison onset in symbolic delayed matching-to-sample (DMTS) would allow time for the anticipatory retrieval of the correct comparison so that the match/no match status of the presented comparison could be decided more swiftly. The relation between delay and reaction time (RT) was explored in participants after they had been similarly tested, as a control, on identity DMTS using the same stimuli. In most participants there was the predicted inverse relation between delay and RT in symbolic DMTS, but no such relation in identity DMTS. Subsequently an arithmetic test, designed to allow a simple calculation before or after presentation of the comparison, was used to demonstrate an analogous effect of a delay on RT.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Journal of Behavior Analysis
Creators: Dickins, D.W. and Dickins, B.J.A.
Publisher: Routledge in partnership with the Norwegian Behavioral Association
Place of Publication: Oslo
Date: 2009
Volume: 10
Number: 2
ISSN: 1502-1149
Rights: Copyright © 2009 by Norwegian Behavioral Association.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:15
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:54
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25090

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