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Differential contributions of set-shifting and monitoring to dual-task interference

Cooper, Richard P. and Wutke, Karolina and Davelaar, Eddy J. (2012) Differential contributions of set-shifting and monitoring to dual-task interference. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 65 (3), pp. 587-612. ISSN 1747-0218.

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It is commonly argued that complex behaviour is regulated by a number of “executive functions” which work to co-ordinate the operation of disparate cognitive systems in the service of an overall goal. However, the identity, roles, and interactions of specific putative executive functions remain contentious, even within widely accepted tests of executive function. The authors present two experiments that use dual-task interference to provide further support for multiple distinct executive functions and to establish the differential contributions of those functions in two relatively complex executive tasks – Random Generation and the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test. Results are interpreted in terms of process models of the complex executive tasks.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "This is an electronic version of an article to be published in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, available online at:"
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Executive functions, set-shifting, monitoring, dual-task interference, random number generation, Wisconsin Card Sorting Test
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Richard Cooper
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33

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