Multiple systems for cognitive control : evidence from a hybrid prime-Simon task
Schlaghecken, Friederike, Refaat, Malik and Maylor, Elizabeth A.. (2011) Multiple systems for cognitive control : evidence from a hybrid prime-Simon task. Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance, Vol.37 (No.5). pp. 1542-1553. ISSN 1939-1277Full text not available from this repository.
Cognitive control resolves conflicts between appropriate and inappropriate response tendencies. Is this achieved by a unitary all-purpose conflict control system, or do independent subsystems deal with different aspects of conflicting information? In a fully factorial hybrid prime-Simon task, participants responded to the identity of targets displayed at different nominally irrelevant screen locations, preceded by nominally irrelevant, consciously or nonconsciously perceived primes. The response required by the target's identity could match or mismatch (a) the target's location, and (b) the prime's identity, resulting in potential conflict (a) across and (b) within stimulus domains. Conflict effects were investigated within and across trials. Results suggest that (i) nonconsciously perceived information elicits within-trial control, but-unlike consciously perceived information-no across-trial behavioral modulation; (ii) separate subsystems deal with conflicts arising from different stimulus domains; and (iii) occasional apparent interactions between domains reflect a particular difficulty in reactivating a just-discarded response (reactivation aversion effect, RAE). (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Cognition, Priming (Psychology)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Page Range:||pp. 1542-1553|
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