Event-related potential evidence for the processing efficiency theory.

  title={Event-related potential evidence for the processing efficiency theory.},
  author={Nicholas P. Murray and Christopher M. Janelle},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  volume={25 2},
The purpose of this study was to examine the central tenets of the processing efficiency theory using psychophysiological measures of attention and effort. Twenty-eight participants were divided equally into either a high or low trait anxiety group. They were then required to perform a simulated driving task while responding to one of four target light-emitting diodes. Cortical activity and dual task performance were recorded under two conditions -- baseline and competition -- with cognitive… CONTINUE READING
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