Ansari, T.L. and Derakhshan, Nazanin and Richards, Anne (2008) Effects of anxiety on task switching: evidence from the mixed antisaccade task. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience 8 (3), pp. 229-238. ISSN 1530-7026.Full text not available from this repository.
According to the attentional control theory of anxiety (Eysenck, Derakshan, Santos, & Calvo, 2007), anxiety impairs performance on cognitive tasks that involve the shifting function of working memory. This hypothesis was tested using a mixed antisaccade paradigm, in which participants performed single-task and mixed-task versions of the paradigm. The single task involved the completion of separate blocks of anti- and prosaccade trials, whereas in the mixed task, participants completed anti- and prosaccade trials in a random order within blocks. Analysis of switch costs showed that high-anxious individuals did not exhibit the commonly reported paradoxical improvement in saccade latency, whereas low-anxious individuals did. The findings are discussed within the framework of attentional control theory.
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