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Reconfiguration of task-set: is it easier to switch to the weaker task?

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Switching between two tasks afforded by the same stimuli results in slower reactions and more errors on the first stimulus after the task changes. This "switch cost" is reduced, but not usually eliminated, by the opportunity to prepare for a task switch. While there is agreement that this preparation effect indexes a control process performed before the stimulus, the "residual" cost has been attributed to several sources: to a control process essential for task-set reconfiguration that can be...

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10.1007/s004269900005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Psychological research
Volume:
63
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
250-264
Publication date:
2000-01-01
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EISSN:
1430-2772
ISSN:
0340-0727
URN:
uuid:217801f4-c355-4612-a4a1-79ad8a284c1f
Source identifiers:
21212
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pubs:21212

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