Hick's law

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Hick's law

a law specifying the linear relationship between choice reaction time and the number of response options available, stating that choice reaction time increases as a function of the logarithm of the number of alternatives. See also reaction time.
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The Hick-Hyman law (Card, Moran, & Newell, 1983; Keele, 1986) was derived for self-paced reaction tasks in which stimuli were presented at regular intervals (e.
For an eight-choice matching task, approximately five cycles are required (from Hick-Hyman law and Equation 5).
The relationship between information content and response time is frequently called the Hick-Hyman law.
The Hick-Hyman Law (Hyman, 1953) states that reaction time increases linearly with increases in stimulus information (RT = [log.