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Vigilance - KiTAP

"The mirror"

Screenshot of the subtest "Vigilance"

The ability to maintain selective attention for a longer period of time under vigilant conditions entails a very specific performance, because it involves not only the ability to maintain the focus of attention over a protracted period of time, one also has to be resistant to the monotonous conditions of the examination.

This is a vigilance test in a narrower sense. The task requires a response to a relatively infrequent critical stimulus that is a hard to discriminate. A ghost appears in the middle of the monitor (in a mirror) at regular time intervals and is replaced from time to time by a ghost with lightly reddened eyes. On detection of the red eyes the key should be pressed as quickly as possible.

Execution time: 15 minutes