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COSTS OF A PREDICTABLE SWITCH BETWEEN SIMPLE COGNITIVE TASKS

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In an investigation of task-set reconfiguration, participants switched between 2 tasks on every 2nd trial in 5 experiments and on every 4th trial in a final experiment. The tasks were to classify either the digit member of a pair of characters as even/odd or the letter member as consonant/vowel. As the response-stimulus interval increased up to 0.6 s, the substantial cost to performance of this predictable task-switch fell: Participants could partially reconfigure in advance of the stimulus. ...

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10.1037/0096-3445.124.2.207

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL
Volume:
124
Issue:
2
Pages:
207-231
Publication date:
1995-06-05
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ISSN:
0096-3445
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uuid:6180113d-b831-419b-8716-46652110880d
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223184
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pubs:223184

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