Active masks and active inhibition: A comment on Lleras and Enns (2004) and on Verleger, Jaskowski, Aydemir, van der Lubbe, and Groen (2004)
Schlaghecken, Friederike and Eimer, Martin (2006) Active masks and active inhibition: A comment on Lleras and Enns (2004) and on Verleger, Jaskowski, Aydemir, van der Lubbe, and Groen (2004). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Vol.135 (No.3). pp. 484-494. ISSN 0096-3445Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0096-34184.108.40.2064
Verleger, Jaskowski, Aydemir, van der Lubbe, and Groen (2004) and Lleras and Enns (2004) have argued that negative compatibility effects (NCEs) obtained with masked primes do not reflect self-inhibition processes in motor control. Instead, NCEs are assumed to reflect activation of the response opposite to the prime, triggered by the presence of prime/targetlike features in the mask. Thus, no NCEs should be elicited when masks do not contain such task-relevant features. In Experiments I and 3, the authors demonstrate that NCEs can be obtained when masks contain only irrelevant features. Experiment 2 demonstrates that positive compatibility effects (PCEs) will occur with such masks when masked primes are presented peripherally. These results are inconsistent with the mask-induced activation accounts but are in line with the self-inhibition hypothesis of the NCE. Although perceptual interactions and mask-induced motor activations may contribute to NCEs under certain conditions, they cannot provide a full explanation for these effects.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Psychology: General|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 484-494|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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