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Rapid Visual Information Processing (RVP) is a test of sustained attention (similar to the Continuous Performance Task) and has proved useful in many studies in which drugs are used to help develop a disease model.. It is sensitive to dysfunction in the parietal and frontal lobe areas of the brain and is also a sensitive measure of general performance. A white box appears in the centre of the computer screen, inside which digits, from 2 to 9, appear in a pseudo-random order, at the rate of 100 digits per minute. Participants are requested to detect target sequences of digits (for example, 2-4-6, 3-5-7, 4-6-8) and to register responses using the press pad.
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A fronto-parietal network for rapid visual information processing: a PET study of sustained attention and working memory.
Coull JT, Frith CD, Frackowiak RS, Grasby PM
1996 Nov
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Effects of scopolamine and nicotine on human rapid information processing performance.
Wesnes K, Warburton DM
(Psychopharmacology (Berl))
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