Short-term mobilization of processing resources is revealed in the event-related potential.

  title={Short-term mobilization of processing resources is revealed in the event-related potential.},
  author={Michael Falkenstein and Joerg Hoormann and Joachim Hohnsbein and Thomas Kleinsorge},
  volume={40 6},
This study investigates whether an occasional effortful improvement of performance, as asked for by a precue, is reflected in event-related potential (ERP) changes. To estimate the limits of possible effort-induced behavioral and ERP changes, we manipulated the time between precue and imperative stimulus (IS; precue interval, PCI). The subjects could, in fact, improve their performance in the effort trials, with all but the shortest PCI. The postcue ERP revealed a fronto-central contingent… CONTINUE READING


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