Theoretical models of reaction times arising from simple-choice tasks

Mauricio Tejo, Héctor Araya, Sebastián Niklitschek-Soto, Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos

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Abstract

In this work we present a group of theoretical models for reaction times arising from simple-choice task tests. In particular, we argue for the inclusion of a shifted version of the Gamma distribution as a theoretical model based on a mathematical result on first hitting times. We contrast the goodness-of-fit of those models with the Ex-Gaussian distribution, using data from recently published experiments. The evidence of the results obtained highlights the convenience of proposing theoretical models for reaction times instead of models acting exclusively as quantitative distribution measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-416
Number of pages8
JournalCognitive Neurodynamics
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cognitive process
  • Quantitative distribution measurements
  • Reaction times
  • Simple-choice task tests
  • Theoretical models

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