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Dissociating expectancy-based and experience-based control in task switching

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The ability to switch tasks flexibly plays a critical role in goal-directed behavior. The present study tested the hypothesis that task switching is subject to higher-level “metacontrol” regulation that is reflected, for example, in contextual influences on switching efficiency, such as the global probability of task switches. This hypothesis was tested in 5 experiments using an instruction manipulation to dissociate expectancy-based control from experience-based practice effects: Participant...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1037/xhp0000704

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
University College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1905-2129
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Journal:
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance More from this journal
Volume:
46
Issue:
2
Pages:
131–154
Publication date:
2020-01-01
Acceptance date:
2019-09-18
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EISSN:
1939-1277
ISSN:
0096-1523
Language:
English
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pubs:1063332
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uuid:89cebf5c-fbba-4271-b61e-1bfc912d9242
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pubs:1063332
Source identifiers:
1063332
Deposit date:
2019-10-17

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