Such recent theories related to vigilance decrement suggest that the reasoning behind the vigilance decrement is related to the decrease of “processing resources”. The participants in this experiment was required continuous monitor of the radar screen for a long period. In this time the continuous groups had to either make “targets or neutral stimuli discrimination” with any form of rest or any form of other activity. Considering these things in mind it is suggested that the resource section probably w...
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...ipants in the group have been engaged in the same vigilance experiment for a long period of time, the repetition of the same experiment decreases their vigilance. The conclusion has been drawn after considering the findings in the studies discussed above, all the finding discussed in this report conclude the same thing.
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