Sources of individual differences in the speed of naming objects and actions: the contribution of executive control.

@article{Shao2012SourcesOI,
  title={Sources of individual differences in the speed of naming objects and actions: the contribution of executive control.},
  author={Zeshu Shao and Ardi Roelofs and Antje S. Meyer},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={65 10},
  pages={
          1927-44
        }
}
We examined the contribution of executive control to individual differences in response time (RT) for naming objects and actions. Following Miyake et al., executive control was assumed to include updating, shifting, and inhibiting abilities, which were assessed using operation span, task-switching, and stop-signal tasks, respectively. Experiment 1 showed that updating ability was significantly correlated with the mean RT of action naming, but not of object naming. This finding was replicated in… CONTINUE READING
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