Advance preparation in task switching: what work is being done?

  title={Advance preparation in task switching: what work is being done?},
  author={Erik M. Altmann},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={15 9},
The preparation effect in task switching is usually interpreted to mean that a switching process makes use of the interval between task-cue onset and trial-stimulus onset (the cue-stimulus interval, or CSI) to accomplish some of its work ahead of time. This study undermines the empirical basis for this interpretation and suggests that task activation, not task switching, is the functional process in cognitive control. Experiments 1 and 2 used an explicit cuing paradigm, and Experiments 3 and 4… CONTINUE READING
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