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Cognitive control can be triggered in reaction to previous conflict, as suggested by the finding of sequential effects in conflict tasks. Can control also be triggered proactively by presenting cues predicting conflict ("proactive control")? We exploited the high temporal resolution of ERPs and controlled for sequential effects to ask whether proactive(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the controlled versus the automatic nature of temporal preparation. If temporal preparation involves controlled rather than automatic processing, it should be reduced by the addition of a concurrent demanding task. This hypothesis was tested by comparing participants' performance in a temporal preparation task(More)
Reaction speed to respond to an auditory target stimulus is enhanced when it is presented at a moment matching the temporal structure of a preceding regular rhythm (Sanabria et al., 2011). However, the electrophysiological correlates of this behavioural enhancement remain unknown. In the present study, participants' performed a simple auditory reaction time(More)
The present study investigated whether participants can develop temporal preparation driven by auditory isochronous rhythms when concurrently performing an auditory working memory (WM) task. In Experiment 1, participants had to respond to an auditory target presented after a regular or an irregular sequence of auditory stimuli while concurrently performing(More)
Time of day modulates our cognitive functions, especially those related to executive control, such as the ability to inhibit inappropriate responses. However, the impact of individual differences in time of day preferences (i.e. morning vs. evening chronotype) had not been considered by most studies. It was also unclear whether the vigilance decrement(More)
Research has shown that exposure to bright white light or blue-enriched light enhances alertness, but this effect is not consistently observed in tasks demanding high-level cognition (e.g., Sustained Attention to Response Task-SART, which measures inhibitory control). Individual differences in sensitivity to light effects might be mediated by variations in(More)
The manuscript reviews the experimental research considering time as the key dimension for the cognitive process of attention. We analyse four possible types of interaction between attention and time, which are present in human-environment interactions. First, attention shows temporal constraints (i.e., it requires time for the controlled processing of(More)
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