Self-organization of cognitive performance.

  title={Self-organization of cognitive performance.},
  author={Guy C Van Orden and John G. Holden and Michael T. Turvey},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={132 3},
Background noise is the irregular variation across repeated measurements of human performance. Background noise remains after task and treatment effects are minimized. Background noise refers to intrinsic sources of variability, the intrinsic dynamics of mind and body, and the internal workings of a living being. Two experiments demonstrate 1/f scaling (pink noise) in simple reaction times and speeded word naming times, which round out a catalog of laboratory task demonstrations that background… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 41 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures and tables from this paper.
204 Citations
128 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 204 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 128 references

Ecological psychology in context: James Gibson, Roger Barker, and the legacy of William James’ radical empiricism

  • H. Heft
  • 2001
Highly Influential
7 Excerpts

Fluctuations in the time required for elementary decisions

  • D. L. Gilden
  • Psychological Science,
  • 1997
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Functional neuroimages fail to discover pieces of mind in the parts of the brain

  • G. C. Van Orden, K. R. Paap
  • Philosophy of Science,
  • 1997
Highly Influential
20 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…