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Significance and components of the orienting response: effects of signal value versus vigilance

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Bernstein et al. (1985) presented the results of an extensive study of the effects of stimulus significance upon electrodermal and heart rate responses. This report examines some of these data from the perspective of preliminary process theory (Barry, 1984b). The categorisation of significance manipulations into prestimulus vigilance and poststimulus signal value outcomes is supported by differential responding in the electrodermal and cardiac measures, as predicted by preliminary process theory. © 1988.

Publication Date


  • 1988

Citation


  • Barry, R. J. (1988). Significance and components of the orienting response: effects of signal value versus vigilance. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 6(4), 343-346. doi:10.1016/0167-8760(88)90023-2

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0023780420

Start Page


  • 343

End Page


  • 346

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • Bernstein et al. (1985) presented the results of an extensive study of the effects of stimulus significance upon electrodermal and heart rate responses. This report examines some of these data from the perspective of preliminary process theory (Barry, 1984b). The categorisation of significance manipulations into prestimulus vigilance and poststimulus signal value outcomes is supported by differential responding in the electrodermal and cardiac measures, as predicted by preliminary process theory. © 1988.

Publication Date


  • 1988

Citation


  • Barry, R. J. (1988). Significance and components of the orienting response: effects of signal value versus vigilance. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 6(4), 343-346. doi:10.1016/0167-8760(88)90023-2

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0023780420

Start Page


  • 343

End Page


  • 346

Volume


  • 6

Issue


  • 4