The negative compatibility effect: A case for self-inhibition

  title={The negative compatibility effect: A case for
  author={Friederike Schlaghecken and Laura Rowley and Sukhdev Sembi and Rachel Simmons and Daniel Whitcomb},
  booktitle={Advances in cognitive psychology},
In masked priming, a briefly presented prime stimulus is followed by a mask, which in turn is followed by the task-relevant target. Under certain conditions, negative compatibility effects (NCNCEs) occur, with impaired performance on compatible trials (where prime and target indicate the same response) relative to incompatible trials (where they indicate opposite responses). However, the exact boundary conditions of NCEs, and hence the functional significance of this effect, are still under… CONTINUE READING


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