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Differences in posterior contralateral negativity (N2PC)

Legters, L.G. (2013) Differences in posterior contralateral negativity (N2PC).

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Abstract:The N2pc component has become a popular tool in the study of attention. Its exact function however remains unclear. Using an altered Simon task involving a pre and postcue, Van der Lubbe, Abrahamse and de Kleine (2012) found differences in this component. The N2pc was more pronounced for postcues than for precues. The goal of this study was to evaluate this finding by reexamination of the data. Three accounts for the differences in N2pc were tested. First variability at the moment of orienting in case of precues, second an increased perception-action cycle for postcues and third, added attention to hands for postcues were investigated. The data did not replicate the more pronounced N2pc for postcues due to exclusion of participants. Enough evidence was gathered however to reject all proposed accounts for the differences in N2pc. DIFFERENCES IN POSTERIOR CONTRALATERAL NEGATIVITY (N2PC) 3
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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