What is the signal in signal detection?

Ryder P., Pike R. and Dalgleish L. (1974) What is the signal in signal detection?. Perception & Psychophysics, 15 3: 479-482. doi:10.3758/BF03199288

Author Ryder P.
Pike R.
Dalgleish L.
Title What is the signal in signal detection?
Journal name Perception & Psychophysics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-5117
Publication date 1974-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/BF03199288
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 479
End page 482
Total pages 4
Subject 3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
2809 Sensory Systems
Abstract This study concerns the nature of the stimulus represented along the decision axis in the yes/no auditory detection task. Two contrasting interpretations, absolute and difference representation of the stimulus, are tested by raising the carrier tone embedded within the background "noise" to the level of the signal, on occasional "catch" trials. Results indicate that difference detection may be the preferred mode of operation when a carrier tone is present and the task is a difficult one. Implications for the TSD model are discussed in terms of the relative efficiency of the two detection mechanisms.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Unknown

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