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THINK TIME VARIABILITY FOR TWO SUBJECTS

Martyn B. A. Dyer-Smith and David A. Wesson, "Boredom and Expert Error," Contemporary Ergonomics 1995, Taylor and Francis

A model boring situation was designed with features that were varied within three experiments. The ability to actually do the core task—perhaps dependent on mental ability—was of no particular interest. It was the ability to rapidly reallocate resource and engage with variants of that task—more akin to mental agility—that was the focus.

THINK TIME—the mean of the time in 10 milli-secs between the appearance of questions about 'correct quadrant' and the subject's response (answering the question) during the main part of the Test.

The pattern of THINK TIME VARIABILITY was found to be individual.