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Costs of a predictible switch between simple cognitive tasks.
In an investigation of task-set reconfiguration, participants switched between 2 tasks on every 2nd trial in 5 experiments and on every 4th trial in a final experiment. The tasks were to classifyExpand
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Task switching
  • S. Monsell
  • Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 31 March 2003
Everyday life requires frequent shifts between cognitive tasks. Research reviewed in this article probes the control processes that reconfigure mental resources for a change of task by requiringExpand
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The quarterly journal of experimental psychology
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The Latency and Duration of Rapid Movement Sequences: Comparisons of Speech and Typewriting
This chapter discusses the temporal patterns of rapid movement sequences in speech and typewriting and what these patterns might mean in relation to the advance planning or motor programming of such sequences. Expand
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Can the task-cuing paradigm measure an endogenous task-set reconfiguration process?
In 6 task-cuing experiments, with 2 cues per task, the authors varied cue-stimulus interval to investigate G. D. Logan and C. Bundesen's (2003) claim that when cue repetition is controlled for,Expand
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Recency, immediate recognition memory, and reaction time
  • S. Monsell
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • 1 October 1978
Abstract Four classes of possible mechanisms for short-term item recognition are distinguished: (I) pure list-search, (II) direct-access activation (or trace strength) discrimination, (III) mixturesExpand
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Control of mental processes.
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Switching between tasks of unequal familiarity: the role of stimulus-attribute and response-set selection.
  • N. Yeung, S. Monsell
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Human…
  • 1 April 2003
It has been reported that it is harder to switch to a strong, well-practiced task from a weaker, less-practiced task than vice versa. Three experiments replicated this surprising asymmetry andExpand
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Control of Cognitive Processes: Attention and Performance XVIII
One of the most challenging problems facing cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience is to explain how mental processes are voluntarily controlled, allowing the computational resources of theExpand
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A componential analysis of task-switching deficits associated with lesions of left and right frontal cortex.
Executive functions such as task-set switching are thought to depend on the frontal cortex. However, more precision is required in identifying which components of such high-level processes relate toExpand
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