Speed-accuracy-trade-off

kkollins at pop3.concentric.net kkollins at pop3.concentric.net
Wed Oct 28 22:20:26 EST 1998


Gee, Frank, you crack me up big time :-) ken

F. Frank LeFever wrote:

> When I see a question about something I don't know enough about to
> answer, I don't.  I wait for someone more knowledgeable to do so.
>
> Pity you lack the intelligence or humility do do the same.
>
> You obviously don't have the faintest idea what is meant by
> speed/accuracy trade-off.  This is a very widely used term in fields
> you obviously have not done even so much as a cursory reading in.
>
> In other words, your answer has absolutely nothing to do with the
> question at hand.  When an undergraduate who has not studied for an
> exam makes a pathetic attempt to bluff his way through an answer, the
> technique is colloquially known as "bull-shitting"...
>
> "a rigorous correlation between energy lost to heat and accuracy" ??
> Come off it!  What pretentious nonsense!  No, I don't suppose much HAS
> been "reported in precisely that way"...
>
> F. LeFever
>
> In <36366E4F.63A8BBD4 at pop3.concentric.net> kkollins at pop3.concentric.net
> writes:
> >
> >Along with whatever approach you'll take, analyze everything in terms
> of
> >continuous energy-exchange... Thermodynamics. Although you'll have to
> average
> >over sets of individual nervous systems, you'll find a rigorous
> correlation
> >between energy lost to heat and accuracy, and I expect such has not
> yet been
> >reported in precisely that way. Your result will be very-important for
> our
> >Science. Good luck. ken collins
> >
> >Alex K. wrote:
> >
> >> Hi!
> >>
> >> I need some help:
> >> How can I measure the speed-accuracy-trade off? I'll take the
> reaction time
> >> and the error rate. How can I present it?
> >> I thought I could make a diagram. On one axis I put the reaction
> time, on
> >> the other the error rate.
> >>
> >> Are there any other ideas?
> >>
> >> Thank you for your help,
> >> Alex
> >
> >
> >






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