Refining the law of practice.

  title={Refining the law of practice.},
  author={Nathan J. Evans and Scott D. Brown and Douglas J. K. Mewhort and Andrew Heathcote},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={125 4},
The "law of practice"-a simple nonlinear function describing the relationship between mean response time (RT) and practice-has provided a practically and theoretically useful way of quantifying the speed-up that characterizes skill acquisition. Early work favored a power law, but this was shown to be an artifact of biases caused by averaging over participants who are individually better described by an exponential law. However, both power and exponential functions make the strong assumption… CONTINUE READING

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