INFORMATION THEORY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR: UNCERTAINTY AS A FUNDAMENTAL VARIABLE IN INFORMATION-PROCESSING TASKS.
Rept., 1 Dec 61-24 Aug 62,
OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS
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Three studies were performed to investigate the relationship between a stimulus uncertainty and simple reaction time Study I, b joint stimulus-response uncertainty and choice reaction time Study II and c uncertainty in a complex information transformation task and reaction time Study III. A linear relationship was found in each case. Further, the mean reaction time for performing the transformation task could be predicted remarkedly well using the rate of information transmission obtained in the choice reaction time task. Author