Effects of psychotropic drugs on digit substitution: comparison of the computerized symbol-digit substitution and traditional digit-symbol substitution tests.

@article{Mattila1994EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of psychotropic drugs on digit substitution: comparison of the computerized symbol-digit substitution and traditional digit-symbol substitution tests.},
  author={Mauri J. Mattila and Kari Aranko and Mika Mattila and Ilari Paakkari},
  journal={Journal of psychopharmacology},
  year={1994},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={81-7}
}
The digit-symbol substitution test (DSST), performed with paper and pencil or computerized, is widely used to reveal decrements in human attention and cognition. We programmed sets of adjustable tasks (digit-symbol, digit-digit, symbol-digit, symbol-symbol) into a microcomputer and compared the symbol-digit substitution (SDST) and the digit copying test… CONTINUE READING