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Tag: Hick/Hyman Law

Effects of average uncertainty and trial-type frequency on choice response time: A hierarchical extension of Hick/Hyman Law

Published in:¬†Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 2017, 2012-2020 Abstract “Hick/Hyman Law is the linear relationship between average uncertainty and mean response time across entire blocks of trials. While unequal trial-type frequencies within blocks can be used to manipulate average uncertainty, the current version of the law does not apply to or account for the differences in mean response time across the different trial types contained in a block. Other simple predictors of the effects of trial-type frequency also fail to produce satisfactory fits. In an attempt to resolve this limitation, the present work takes a hierarchical… Read More