Reaction time: From chronoscope to wave theory

Alejandro Maiche Marini, Jordi Fauquet Ars, Santiago Estaún Ferrer, Claude Bonnet

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In this work we present a procedure to analyse reaction time data. The procedure is derived from the functional model proposed by Bonnet and others (Bonnet and Link, 1998; Bonnet and Dresp, 2001) which in it's turn was developed from ideas stemming from the Wave Theory of difference and similarity proposed by Link (1992). The aim of this procedure is to separate sensorial from decisional components in a behavioural response. Using data obtained from an experiment in which we measured reaction time to motion onset, we show the usefulness of the procedure and we discuss the theoretical implications and possible applications that can be derived from the ability to discriminate sensorial from decisional components in reaction time responses. Copyright © 2004 Psicothema.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-155
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2004

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