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ERIC Number: EJ965020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
Stopping while Going! Response Inhibition Does Not Suffer Dual-Task Interference
Yamaguchi, Motonori; Logan, Gordon D.; Bissett, Patrick G.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v38 n1 p123-134 Feb 2012
Although dual-task interference is ubiquitous in a variety of task domains, stop-signal studies suggest that response inhibition is not subject to such interference. Nevertheless, no study has directly examined stop-signal performance in a dual-task setting. In two experiments, stop-signal performance was examined in a psychological refractory period task, in which subjects inhibited one response while still executing the other. The results showed little evidence for the refractory effect in stop-signal reaction time, and stop-signal reaction time was similar in dual-task and single-task conditions, despite the fact that overt reaction times were significantly affected by dual-task interference. Therefore, the present study supports the claim that response inhibition does not suffer dual-task interference. (Contains 9 tables, 6 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada