Relationships between three auditory inspection time tasks and processing speed
Article first published online: 4 APR 2011
© 2011 The Australian Psychological Society
Australian Journal of Psychology
Volume 63, Issue 3, pages 163–172, September 2011
How to Cite
Zajac, I. T. and Burns, N. R. (2011), Relationships between three auditory inspection time tasks and processing speed. Australian Jnl of Psychology, 63: 163–172. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2011.00020.x
- Issue published online: 2 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 4 APR 2011
- Received 4 May 2010. Accepted for publication 17 August 2010.
- auditory inspection time;
- auditory intelligence;
- inspection time;
- speed of processing
This study investigated the relationship between a spatial auditory inspection time task and previous versions of AIT, as well as the relationships of these tasks with visual inspection time (VIT) and general speediness (Gs). A total of 96 university undergraduates (age mean (M) = 20.0 years, standard deviation (SD) = 4.0 years) completed three AIT tasks, VIT, auditory reaction time (ART) and visual reaction time (VRT), and two Gs marker tests. Auditory inspection time-spatial (AIT-S) did not relate to VIT, but it did relate to the Gs marker tests. It also loaded moderately on a Gs factor along with VIT. Neither of the alternate AIT tasks showed any consistent relationships to reaction time (RT) or Gs measures. The AIT-S task did, however, share substantial variance with its predecessors, suggesting that performance on all AIT tasks relies to some extent on similar processes. Further research is required to determine the nature of these processes.