What checkers actually check: an eye tracking study of inhibitory control and working memory.

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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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044689

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Adult ; Attention ; Compulsive Behavior ; Eye Movements ; Female ; Humans ; Inhibition (Psychology) ; Male ; Memory, Short-Term ; Reaction Time
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:22074
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:10 Jun 2015 09:12
Last Modified:10 Jun 2015 09:12

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