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ERIC Number: EJ945674
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
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ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
Conflict Adaptation by Means of Associative Learning
Braem, Senne; Verguts, Tom; Notebaert, Wim
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v37 n5 p1662-1666 Oct 2011
Cognitive control is responsible for adapting information processing in order to carry out tasks more efficiently. Contrasting global versus local control accounts, it has recently been proposed that control operates in an associative fashion, that is, by binding stimulus-response associations after detection of conflict (Verguts & Notebaert, 2009). Here, this prediction is explicitly tested for the first time. In a task-switching study where both tasks use the same relevant information, we previously reported conflict adaptation over tasks (Notebaert & Verguts, 2008). In the current experiment, we demonstrate that this is restricted to conditions where both tasks use the same effectors, thereby supporting the associative control account. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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