Harkin, B., Miellet, S. and Kessler, K., 2012. What checkers actually check: an eye tracking study of inhibitory control and working memory. PLoS One, 7 (9), pp. 1-11.
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Not only is compulsive checking the most common symptom in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with an estimated prevalence of 50-80% in patients, but approximately ∼15% of the general population reveal subclinical checking tendencies that impact negatively on their performance in daily activities. Therefore, it is critical to understand how checking affects attention and memory in clinical as well as subclinical checkers. Eye fixations are commonly used as indicators for the distribution of attention but research in OCD has revealed mixed results at best.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Adult ; Attention ; Compulsive Behavior ; Eye Movements ; Female ; Humans ; Inhibition (Psychology) ; Male ; Memory, Short-Term ; Reaction Time|
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