Dreisbach, Gesine and Wendt, Mike and Luna-Rodriguez, Aquiles and Reisenauer, Renate and Jacobsen, Thomas (2012) Sequential modulation of cue use in the task switching paradigm. Frontiers in Psychology, Section Frontiers in Cognition 3, p. 287.
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In task switching studies, pre-cuing of the upcoming task improves performance, indicating preparatory activation of the upcoming task-set, and/or inhibition of the previous task-set. To further investigate cue-based task preparation, the authors presented both valid and invalid task cues in a task switching experiment involving three tasks. Consistent with previous findings, a validity effect in terms of higher reaction times on invalidly compared to validly cued tasks was obtained. However, this validity effect was reduced following invalidly cued trials, suggesting dynamic adjustment in terms of decreased cue-based preparation after being misled. Performance was particularly impaired when the current task was the one that was invalidly cued on the preceding trial. This finding may reflect either particular reluctance to prepare or persisting inhibition of the erroneously prepared task-set from the pre-trial.
|Date:||10 August 2012|
|Institutions:||Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie > Lehrstuhl für Psychologie II (Allgemeine und Angewandte Psychologie) - Prof. Dr. Gesine Dreisbach|
|Projects:||Open Access Publizieren (DFG)|
|Keywords:||task switching, cue validity, sequential modulation, preparation|
|Subjects:||100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||07 Sep 2012 06:51|
|Last Modified:||20 Mar 2013 07:12|