Separate modifiability, mental modules, and the use of pure and composite measures to reveal them.

@article{Sternberg2001SeparateMM,
  title={Separate modifiability, mental modules, and the use of pure and composite measures to reveal them.},
  author={Saul Sternberg},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  year={2001},
  volume={106 1-2},
  pages={147-246}
}
How can we divide a complex mental process into meaningful parts? In this paper, I explore an approach in which processes are divided into parts that are modular in the sense of being separately modifiable. Evidence for separate modifiability is provided by an instance of selective influence: two factors F and G (usually experimental manipulations) such that part A is influenced by F but invariant with respect to G, while part B is influenced by G but invariant with respect to F. Such evidence… CONTINUE READING
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