The Simon Effect in Action: Planning and/or On-Line Control Effects?

  title={The Simon Effect in Action: Planning and/or On-Line Control Effects?},
  author={Claudia Scorolli and Antonello Pellicano and Roberto Nicoletti and Sandro Rubichi and Umberto Castiello},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  volume={39 5},
Choice reaction tasks are performed faster when stimulus location corresponds to response location (Simon effect). This spatial stimulus-response compatibility effect affects performance at the level of action planning and execution. However, when response selection is completed before movement initiation, the Simon effect arises only at the planning level. The aim of this study was to ascertain whether when a precocious response selection is requested, the Simon effect can be detected on the… CONTINUE READING


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