Physiological and Information Processing Indices in the Selection of Students for Rigorous Educational Programs.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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Three groups of subjects were tested with serial reaction time tests of varying complexity and presentation rate. An ECG was collected from each subject throughout the test, and a measure of internal processing speed was defined using the ECG as input. There was an observable effect of the internal processing speed on the response rate of the subjects. An examination of relative scholastic achievement of the subjects showed how it was related to the change in the subjects performance as the complexity of the serial reaction time test was increased. Author