Please use this persistent identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.24405/14259
Title: Conflict adjustment devoid of perceptual selection
Authors: Wendt, Mike
Luna-Rodriguez, Aquiles 
Kiesel, Andrea
Jacobsen, Thomas 
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Language: eng
Keywords: Learning;Attention;Conflict adjustment;Task switching;Memory
Subject (DDC): 100 Philosophie & Psychologie
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Elsevier
Document Type: Article
Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU): Acta psychologica : international journal of psychonomics
Volume: 144
Issue: 1
Page Start: 31
Page End: 39
Publisher Place: Amsterdam [u.a.]
Task performance suffers when an aspect of a stimulus is associated with an incorrect response, thereby evoking cognitive conflict. Such impairment is reduced after recent or frequent conflict occurrence, suggesting attentional adjustment. We examined adjustment to conflict evoked by a temporarily irrelevant S-R rule when participants frequently switched between two semantic classification tasks by manipulating the proportion of conflict trials in one of them. Controlling stimulus-specific presentation frequencies, we found reduced conflict effects under conditions of a higher proportion of conflict trials in the task to which the manipulation was applied, whereas there was no such effect in the other task. Additional analyses demonstrated task-specificity regarding trial-to-trial conflict adjustment. Because conflict was evoked in the absence of perceptually distinct target and distractor stimulus features, these adjustment effects cannot be attributed to perceptual selection.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): Allgemeine und Biologische Psychologie 
ISSN: 1873-6297
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.04.019
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