We react to a short deadline for a categorical decision with a selective non-linear adaptation: we reduce the mean, standard deviation, and skew of our reaction time distribution. Previous studies of the effect of a deadline potentially suffered from a missing data artifact, this study did not.
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Wills, A.J. (2002). Adapting to a response deadline in categorization. In W.D. Gray, & C.D. Schunn (Eds.). Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 938-943). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Proceedings published: August 2002.