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ERIC Number: EJ1006356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Domain-Specific Control Mechanisms for Emotional and Nonemotional Conflict Processing
Soutschek, Alexander; Schubert, Torsten
Cognition, v126 n2 p234-245 Feb 2013
Recent neuroimaging studies suggest that the human brain activates dissociable cognitive control networks in response to conflicts arising within the cognitive and the affective domain. The present study tested the hypothesis that nonemotional and emotional conflict regulation can also be dissociated on a functional level. For that purpose, we examined the effects of a working memory and an emotional Go/Nogo task on cognitive control in an emotional and a nonemotional variant of the Stroop paradigm. The data confirmed the hypothesized dissociation: Working memory efforts selectively suppressed conflict regulation in the nonemotional Stroop task, while the demands of an emotional Go/Nogo task impaired only conflict regulation in the emotional Stroop task. We conclude that these findings support a modular architecture of cognitive control with domain-specific conflict regulation processes. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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