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ERIC Number: EJ778747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Pages: 57
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0285
Preparing for Perception and Action (I): The Role of Grouping in the Response-Cuing Paradigm
Adam, Jos J.; Hommel, Bernhard; Umilta, Carlo
Cognitive Psychology, v46 n3 p302-358 May 2003
Human skilled behavior requires preparatory processes that selectively make sensory and motor systems more efficient for perceiving the upcoming stimulus and performing the correct action. We review the literature concerning these preparatory processes as studied by response-cuing paradigm, and propose a model that accounts for the major findings. According to the Grouping Model, advance or precue information directs a dynamic process of subgroup making--that is, a process of stimulus- and response-set reconfiguration--whereby the internal representation of the task is simplified. The Grouping Model assigns a critical role to the unit of selection, with Gestalt factors and interresponse dependencies mediating the formation and strength of stimulus and response subgroups. In a series of five experiments, we manipulated perceptual and motoric grouping factors, and studied their independent and interactive effects on the pattern of precuing benefits. Generally, the results were consistent with the Grouping Model's account of response-cuing effects.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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