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    Set-shifting and place-keeping as separable control processes

    Cooper, Richard P. and Byde, C. and de Cecilio, R. and Fulks, C. and Morais, D. (2018) Set-shifting and place-keeping as separable control processes. Cognitive Psychology 105 , pp. 53-80. ISSN 0010-0285.

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    Abstract

    We present three experiments using a sequential binary choice task that explore the relationship between two proposed cognitive control functions: set-shifting and place-keeping (i.e., keeping track of one’s place within a sequential task). The task involves switching from one stimulus-response mapping to another across trials, according to a predefined sequence and in the face of occasional brief interruptions. Response-stimulus interval, interruption length and interrupting task were varied. The robust finding across all experiments was that varying response-stimulus interval led to standard effects attributable to set-shifting, while varying interruption length led to standard effects attributable to place-keeping, but in no cases did the factors interact. We interpret the results as supporting the view that set-shifting and place-keeping are achieved by separable control processes and illustrate this interpretation with a computational model of performance on the task.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): cognitive control, set-shifting, place-keeping, executive function, task interruption, procedural error
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Cognition, Computation and Modelling, Centre for
    Depositing User: Rick Cooper
    Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 15:21
    Last Modified: 10 Jun 2021 00:25
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23053

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