Sex Differences and Effects of Irrelevant Auditory Stimulation on Performance of a Visual Vigilance Task
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80 Ss participated in a visual vigilance task under one of 4 background-noise conditions. Results indicated that (a) female Ss showed a greater time-related performance decrement in correct detections than males in the regular-intermittent background condition, (b) RTs increased with time, (c) males responded more rapidly than females, (d) intermittent noise attenuated time-related changes in incorrect detections, (e) males made more incorrect detections than females in the intermittent background conditions but not in the constant-background conditions, and (f) there was a sex × trial block interaction in the constant noise condition. Several correlations between and within response measures were reported.
Tolin, P., & Fisher, P. G. (1974). Sex differences and effects of irrelevant auditory stimulation on performance of a visual vigilance task. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 39(3), 1255–1262. https://doi.org/10.2466/pms.19220.127.116.115
Perceptual and Motor Skills