Dimensional overlap: cognitive basis for stimulus-response compatibility--a model and taxonomy.

  title={Dimensional overlap: cognitive basis for stimulus-response compatibility--a model and taxonomy.},
  author={Sylvan Kornblum and Thierry Hasbroucq and Allen Osman},
  journal={Psychological review},
  volume={97 2},
The classic problem of stimulus-response (S-R) compatibility (SRC) is addressed. A cognitive model is proposed that views the stimulus and response sets in S-R ensembles as categories with dimensions that may or may not overlap. If they do overlap, the task may be compatible or incompatible, depending on the assigned S-R mapping. If they do not overlap, the task is noncompatible regardless of the assigned mapping. The overlapping dimensions may be relevant or not. The model provides a… CONTINUE READING
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