Psychophysiological investigation of vigilance decrement: Boredom or cognitive fatigue?

  title={Psychophysiological investigation of vigilance decrement: Boredom or cognitive fatigue?},
  author={N. Pattyn and X. Neyt and D. Henderickx and E. Soetens},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  • N. Pattyn, X. Neyt, +1 author E. Soetens
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • The vigilance decrement has been described as a slowing in reaction times or an increase in error rates as an effect of time-on-task during tedious monitoring tasks. This decrement has been alternatively ascribed to either withdrawal of the supervisory attentional system, due to underarousal caused by the insufficient workload, or to a decreased attentional capacity and thus the impossibility to sustain mental effort. Furthermore, it has previously been reported that controlled processing is… CONTINUE READING
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