Modern mental chronometry

  title={Modern mental chronometry},
  author={David E. Meyer and Allen Osman and David E. Irwin and Steven Yantis},
  journal={Biological Psychology},

Advances in modern mental chronometry

The aim of this research topic is to provide an overview of the state of the art in mental chronometry—its relevance, recent findings, current challenges, perspectives and future directions.

What, When, Where in the Brain? Exploring Mental Chronometry with Brain Imaging and Electrophysiology

  • D. Linden
  • Psychology, Biology
    Reviews in the neurosciences
  • 2007
It will be argued that similar design principles as established for behavioural studies of mental chronometry should apply to neurophysiological investigations as well as recent advances in the combination of ERPs and fMRI to elucidate working memory and number processing.

The vital role of the American Journal of Psychology in the early and continuing history of mental chronometry.

With the publication of Neisser's (1963) seminal work on visual search, AJP played an important role in reviving interest in mental chronometry in the latter half of the 20th century and continues in its 125th year of existence to contribute pertinent articles on contemporary research inmental chronometry.

Mental Chronometry: Beyond Reaction Time

Details of response execution were examined in two classic human information processing paradigms: lexical decision and memory scanning. In the lexical decision experiment, word frequency influenced

Modern mind-brain reading: psychophysiology, physiology, and cognition.

  • M. Coles
  • Psychology, Biology
  • 1989
The actual and potential benefits of a marriage between cognitive psychology and psychophysiology are reviewed and the lateralized readiness potential, a measure of electrical brain activity that is related to preparation for movement, is reviewed.

Do Event-Related Brain Potentials Reflect Mental (Cognitive) Operations?

Abstract Most cognitive psychophysiological studies assume (1) that there is a chain of (partially overlapping) cognitive processes (processing stages, mechanisms, operators) leading from stimulus to

Electrophysiological measurement of information flow during visual search.

These findings show that individuals can control the flow of information transmission between stages, either waiting for perceptual processing to be completed before preparing a response or configuring these stages to overlap in time.

The effect of intentional expectancy on mental processing: a chronopsychophysiological investigation.

Event-related potentials, cognition, and behavior: A biological approach

  • B. Kotchoubey
  • Psychology, Biology
    Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 2006



The dynamics of cognition and action: mental processes inferred from speed-accuracy decomposition.

Estimates of the amount of partial information that subjects have accumulated about a test stimulus at each intermediate moment during a reaction time trial provide deeper insights into the rate at which partial information is accumulated over time and into discrete versus continuous modes of information processing.

Stage analysis of the reaction process using brain-evoked potentials and reaction time

A model was presented which proposes that motor processes may partially overlap with the perceptual and cognitive evaluation of the stimulus and both ERPs and RT are necessary tools in the study of the relative timing of these processes.

A psychophysiological investigation of the continuous flow model of human information processing.

The data suggest that the latency and accuracy of overt behavioral responses are a function of a response activation process controlled by an evaluation process that accumulates evidence gradually, a response priming process that is independent of stimulus evaluation, and a response competition process.

Cognitive Psychophysiology and the Study of States and Processes

The premise of cognitive psychophysiology is that understanding of human cognitive processes can be enhanced through the use of psychophysiological measures in conjunction with measures of overt

On the time relations of mental processes: An examination of systems of processes in cascade.

This article examines the possibility that the components of an informationprocessing system all operate continuously, passing information from one to the next as it becomes available. A model called