Switching tasks and attention policies.

  title={Switching tasks and attention policies.},
  author={Daniel Gopher and L Armony and Y Greenshpan},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={129 3},
The determinants and costs of control were studied in 6 experiments examining the performance costs of changing stimulus dimension (digit value/number of elements) or attention strategies (speed/accuracy) on the first trial after task transition. Costs were compared for task shift and reconsideration only. Preparation ability was studied by presenting all transition information at the beginning of a 2-part block or only prior to each part. Results showed pronounced first-trial transition costs… CONTINUE READING

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