Human performance

Mar 08

Go/no-go works better than yes/no

I just found an interesting article in the journal Memory and Cognition looking at the effectiveness of Go/No Go declarations compared to Yes/No declarations in decision-making tasks. (The study looks specifically at lexical decision tasks, but I imagine this can be extended to other cognitive challenges.) Basically, the use of Go/No Go allows faster decision-making.

Turns out NASA does it right, although the study also showed that Go/No Go decision-making can be a little more ‘noisy’ (error prone).