Improving impulsivity assessment using movement recognition: A pilot study Articles uri icon

authors

  • DELGADO GOMEZ, DAVID
  • CARMONA VAZQUEZ, CARLOS
  • BAYONA, SOFIA
  • ARDOY CUADROS, JUAN
  • AGUADO, DAVID
  • BACA GARCIA, ENRIQUE
  • LOPEZ CASTROMAN, JORGE

publication date

  • December 2016

start page

  • 1575

end page

  • 1579

issue

  • 4

volume

  • 48

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 1554-351X

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1554-3528

abstract

  • The Continuous Performance Test (CPT) is a widely used computerized test to assess impulsivity. This article proposes the use of a CPT variant based on movement recognition to obtain more accurate measurements of impulsivity. In this pilot study, 22 volunteers participated in a CPT experiment responding to the stimuli by raising his or her dominant hand instead of pressing the space bar in a keyboard. Using this method, correlations of self-reported impulsivity with number of commission errors and average reaction time improved those obtained with standard CPT.