The Impact of Illusory Fatigue on Executive Control

  title={The Impact of Illusory Fatigue on Executive Control},
  author={Joshua J. Clarkson and Edward R. Hirt and D. Austin Chapman and Lile Jia},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={231 - 238}
The human mind is quite adept at modifying and regulating thoughts, judgments, and behaviors. Recent research has demonstrated that depletion of self-regulatory resources can impair executive function through restriction of working memory capacity. The current work explored whether the mere perception of resource depletion (i.e., illusory fatigue) is sufficient to directly produce these deficits in executive control. To manipulate illusory fatigue, participants were exposed to a depleting or… 

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