The effects of recent practice on task switching.

  title={The effects of recent practice on task switching.},
  author={Nick Yeung and Stephen Monsell},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={29 5},
Four experiments investigated the effect of recent selective practice on the cost of switching between 2 tasks afforded by letter-digit pairs: alphabet arithmetic and shape comparison. Experiments 1 and 2 found a greater cost associated with switching to the more recently practiced task: evidence that task-set inertia contributes to switching costs. Experiment 3 found this effect to be limited to trials on which a recently trained stimulus followed another such stimulus: a result problematic… CONTINUE READING


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