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Between-task competition for intentions and actions.

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People can switch quickly and flexibly from one task to another, but suffer the effects of between-task competition when they do so: After switching, they tend to be distracted by irrelevant stimulus information and hampered by incorrect actions associated with recently performed tasks. This competition results in performance costs of switching, as well as a bias against switching when there is choice over which task to perform, particularly when switching from a difficult task to an easier o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006)
Volume:
66
Issue:
8
Pages:
1504-1516
Publication date:
2013-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1747-0226
ISSN:
1747-0218
URN:
uuid:e7742776-e91e-4644-8522-eab15e282744
Source identifiers:
363793
Local pid:
pubs:363793

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