The Use of Reaction Time in Monkeys for the Study of Information Processing
Earlier chapters in this book by Drs. Miller and Moody have already provided an excellent historical background to studies of reaction time using animal subjects. Those discussions have admirably illustrated the advantages of this behavioral technique, particularly as it has been applied to an analysis of sensory processes. While my interest in the study of reaction time in monkeys also derives from my association with Dr. Stebbins during a postdoctoral year in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington, I have been concerned with the use of reaction time in a more traditional sense, i.e., in the study of information processing.
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