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PERFORMANCE DECREMENT IN VIGILANCE, THRESHOLD, AND HIGH-SPEED PERCEPTUAL MOTOR TASKS,
DEFENCE RESEARCH MEDICAL LABS TORONTO (ONTARIO)
The decrement in performance found in vigilance, threshold determinations, and high-speed perceptual motor tasks appears to be a linear function of the square root of time on task it is suggested that the common factor is a requirement for continuous attention. The decrement can be prevented in both active and passive tasks by rest pauses, knowledge of results, and amphetamine. Author
Pub. in Canadian Journal of Psychology v18 n3 p209-23 1964 Copies available only to DDC users.