A goal activation approach to the study of executive function: An application to antisaccade tasks

@article{Nieuwenhuis2004AGA,
  title={A goal activation approach to the study of executive function: An application to antisaccade tasks},
  author={Sander Nieuwenhuis and A. Broerse and Marjan M. A. Nielen and Ritske de Jong},
  journal={Brain and Cognition},
  year={2004},
  volume={56},
  pages={198-214}
}
We argue that a general control process, responsible for the activation and maintenance of task goals, is central to the concept of executive function. Failures of this process can become manifest as goal neglect: disregard of a task requirement even though it has been understood (Duncan, 1995). We discuss the results of several published and new experiments using various versions of the antisaccade task in order to investigate the circumstances under which goal neglect is likely to occur… 
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