Playing the Simon game: use of the Simon task for investigating human information processing.

@article{Proctor2011PlayingTS,
  title={Playing the Simon game: use of the Simon task for investigating human information processing.},
  author={Robert W. Proctor},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  year={2011},
  volume={136 2},
  pages={182-8}
}
A little more than 40 years ago, J. R. Simon and colleagues introduced what is now called the Simon task, which yielded a correspondence effect known as the Simon effect. In this paper, I set Simon's contribution in the context of research on stimulus-response compatibility. The novel contribution of the Simon task is described, along with foundational findings using the task that Simon and colleagues reported. I acknowledge the significance of Simon's (1990) review chapter in generating my own… CONTINUE READING

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