Psychophysiological investigation of vigilance decrement: Boredom or cognitive fatigue?

@article{Pattyn2008PsychophysiologicalIO,
  title={Psychophysiological investigation of vigilance decrement: Boredom or cognitive fatigue?},
  author={Nathalie Pattyn and Xavier Neyt and David Henderickx and Eric Soetens},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={93},
  pages={369-378}
}
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… Expand
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