On the difficulty of task switching: assessing the role of task-set inhibition.

@article{Lien2006OnTD,
  title={On the difficulty of task switching: assessing the role of task-set inhibition.},
  author={Mei-Ching Lien and Eric Ruthruff and David P. Kuhns},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={530-5}
}
This study assessed whether or not the difficulty of task switching stems from previous inhibition of the task set. A predictable sequence of univalent stimuli (affording performance of one active task) and bivalent stimuli (affording performance of two tasks) was used in two experiments. Experiment 1 used an alternating-runs paradigm (AABB) and Experiment 2 used a strictly alternating sequence (ABAB). The critical variable was whether the incentive for task-set inhibition was strong (on… CONTINUE READING

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