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Psychonomic Science

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 299–300 | Cite as

Temporal ROC curves and the psychological moment

  • Jonathan Baron
  • Mental Health
Perception and Performance Psychophysics

Abstract

Subjects were asked to tell which of two points on a visual display moved first, and to indicate their confidence according to a six-category scale. One of the two points moved 32 msec before the other in all cases, but the order varied at random. ROC curves were straight lines on normal-normal paper. The results are inconsistent with the theory of a “psychological moment” but are consistent with the idea of “temporal noise” in perception.

Keywords

Confidence Rating Temporal Noise Serial Position Curve Moment Theory Prior Entry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Baron
    • 1
  • Mental Health
    • 1
  1. 1.Research InstituteThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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