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Investigations on the shielding function of task sets and its underlying mechanism

Wolf, Renate (2014) Investigations on the shielding function of task sets and its underlying mechanism. PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (English)

The flexibility of the human mind is often studied using the task switching paradigm. Subjects are instructed to alternate between two or more tasks and typically perform worse on a task switch than on a repetition. Dreisbach and colleagues (Dreisbach et al., 2007; Dreisbach & Haider, 2008, 2009) investigated whether rule use is only associated with this detrimental effect – the cost of switching ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Die Flexibilität des menschlichen Denkens und Handelns wird oft mit dem Aufgabenwechselparadigma untersucht: Probanden werden instruiert zwischen zwei oder mehr Aufgaben hin- und herzuwechseln. Bei einem Wechsel der Aufgabe findet man dabei langsamere und fehleranfälligere Reaktionen als bei einer Aufgabenwiederholung. Dreisbach und Kollegen (Dreisbach et al., 2007; Dreisbach & Haider, 2008, ...

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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:24 September 2014
Referee:Prof. Dr. Gesine Dreisbach
Date of exam:4 July 2014
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie > Lehrstuhl für Psychologie II (Allgemeine und Angewandte Psychologie) - Prof. Dr. Gesine Dreisbach
Keywords:task shielding, task switching, cognitive control
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:30781
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