Farey trees explain sequential effects in choice response time.

Title

Farey trees explain sequential effects in choice response time.

Creator

Annand CT; Fleming SM; Holden JG

Publisher

Frontiers In Physiology

Date

2021
1905-07

Description

The latencies of successive two-alternative, forced-choice response times display intricately patterned sequential effects, or dependencies. They vary as a function of particular trial-histories, and in terms of the order and identity of previously presented stimuli and registered responses. This article tests a novel hypothesis that sequential effects are governed by dynamic principles, such as those entailed by a discrete sine-circle map adaptation of the Haken Kelso Bunz (HKB) bimanual coordination model. The model explained the sequential effects expressed in two classic sequential dependency data sets. It explained the rise of a repetition advantage, the acceleration of repeated affirmative responses, in tasks with faster paces. Likewise, the model successfully predicted an alternation advantage, the acceleration of interleaved affirmative and negative responses, when a task's pace slows and becomes more variable. Detailed analyses of five studies established oscillatory influences on sequential effects in the context of balanced and biased trial presentation rates, variable pacing, progressive and differential cognitive loads, and dyadic performance. Overall, the empirical patterns revealed lawful oscillatory constraints governing sequential effects in the time-course and accuracy of performance across a broad continuum of recognition and decision activities.

Subject

bimanual coordination; choice response time modeling; cognitive dynamics; nonlinear dynamics; oscillatory entrainment; sequential effects

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Format

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Pages

611145

Volume

12

ISSN

1664-042X

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Pharmacy

NEOMED Department

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Update Year & Number

April 2021 List

Citation

Annand CT; Fleming SM; Holden JG, “Farey trees explain sequential effects in choice response time.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 17, 2022, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11622.

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