On the nature of errors in a choice reaction task

Howard Egeth, Edward E. Smith

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The problem of dealing with incorrect responses in choice reaction time tasks is discussed. In the present experiment, incorrect responses tended to yield functions that were very similar to the functions plotted from correct responses. However, they averaged about 50 msec. faster than the correct responses. These observations were taken to mean that errors are generated by essentially the same processes as are correct responses, but that these processes are not taken to completion in the former case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-346
Number of pages2
JournalPsychonomic Science
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1967

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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