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Vigilance - TAP 2.3.1

The measurement of vigilance is based on an investigative approach which concerns the detection of rare critical events that are difficult to discriminate and presented under extremely monotonous stimulus conditions.

Vigilance is a form of sustained attention in which the attentional focus is maintained by exerting mental effort over a longer period of time. The effect of monotony is however an essential aspect for the level of performance under vigilance conditions. This effect serves to clearly differentiate the vigilance paradigm from other tasks with higher cognitive demands.

There are three test conditions available for the vigilance examination, one auditory and two visual.

Screenshot of the subtest "Vigilance" of TAP 2.3

The instruction screen of the subtest "Vigilance, square" of TAP 2.3 (to get a larger view (1024*768) - opening in a new browser window - please click on the image)

Execution time: 30 minutes


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