ERIC Number: EJ825139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
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Selecting a Response in Task Switching: Testing a Model of Compound Cue Retrieval
Schneider, Darryl W.; Logan, Gordon D.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v35 n1 p122-136 Jan 2009
How can a task-appropriate response be selected for an ambiguous target stimulus in task-switching situations? One answer is to use compound cue retrieval, whereby stimuli serve as joint retrieval cues to select a response from long-term memory. In the present study, the authors tested how well a model of compound cue retrieval could account for a complex pattern of congruency effects arising from a procedure in which a cue, prime, and target were presented on each trial. A comparison of alternative models of prime-based effects revealed that the best model was one in which all stimuli participated directly in the process of retrieving a response, validating previous modeling efforts. Relations to current theorizing about response congruency effects and models of response selection in task switching are discussed.
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