Temporal ROC curves and the psychological moment
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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.
KeywordsConfidence Rating Temporal Noise Serial Position Curve Moment Theory Prior Entry
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