It seems axiomatic that visual, auditory, or other stimuli are not raced to as quickly when the observer is preoccupied. Students of accident prevention have pointed out that laboratory measures of re· action time are not representative of everyday life situations where preoccupation and distractions present an entirely different situation from that of controlled laboratory conditions. The present apparatus was designed to measure various response times under controlled conditions, both with and without preoccupation
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1951 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Frey, Richard E.
"An Apparatus for Measuring Reaction Time Under Conditions of Preoccupation,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 58(1), 341-344.
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