Interruptions Lead to Improved Confidence-Accuracy Calibration: Response Time as an Internal Cue for Confidence

AbstractPast research has found that interruptions change the relationship between confidence and accuracy. However, it is unclear how interruptions affect confidence-accuracy calibration. In this study, we used a rule-based procedural task called UNRAVEL and compared confidence-accuracy calibration between interrupted and uninterrupted trials. Results showed that participants were better calibrated in the interruption condition than in the no interruption condition. We interpret this novel effect as a result of changes in the validity of internal cues for confidence between conditions. Specifically, we explore response time as one potential mediating factor.

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