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ERIC Number: EJ1056482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
"N"-2 Repetition Costs Depend on Preparation in Trials "n"-1 and "n"-2
Scheil, Juliane; Kleinsorge, Thomas
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v40 n3 p865-872 May 2014
In task switching, a common result supporting the notion of inhibitory processes as a determinant of switch costs is the occurrence of "n"-2 repetition costs. Evidence suggests that this effect is not affected by preparation. However, the role of preparation on preceding trials has been neglected so far. In this study, evidence for an influence of preparatory processes on "n"-2 repetition costs is provided by focusing on the cue--target interval on trials "n"-1 and "n"-2. "N"-2 repetition costs were affected by an interaction of both "n"-1 and "n"-2 preparation time, being more pronounced when both preparatory intervals were long. The results provide support for the notion of active preparation processes involved in backward inhibition.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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