Imitative Responses and the Rate of Gain of Information

@article{Davis1961ImitativeRA,
  title={Imitative Responses and the Rate of Gain of Information},
  author={R. Davis and N. Moray and A. Treisman},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  year={1961},
  volume={13},
  pages={78 - 89}
}
A series of experiments is described on audio-verbal reaction times. In the first experiment the signals were letters or digits recorded on magnetic tape and presented through earphones. In the second experiment the signals were nonsense syllables drawn from vocabularies of different size. The subjects responded by repeating what they heard as soon as it was presented and reaction times were recorded. It is shown that the size of the group from which the signal is drawn has little effect on the… Expand
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