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Impending electrical shock can affect response force in a simple reaction task.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Perceptual and motor skills
Publication Date
Volume
79
Issue
2
Pages
995–1002
Identifiers
PMID: 7870525
Source
Medline

Abstract

For 20 subjects reaction times and force of response were measured on a simple reaction time task to visual stimuli while activation was manipulated by occasionally delivering a noninformative electrical shock. In blocks in which shocks were delivered, forces of response were larger than those in control blocks without shocks. The results are discussed in terms of Sanders' model of stress.

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