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Exploring the dual processor model

Nijboer, Lars (2013) Exploring the dual processor model.

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Abstract:In this study we analysed the reaction times of 24 university students in a discrete sequence production task with a secondary tone counting task. After an extensive practice phase in which the participants automated the sequence production with the secondary task, the testing phase was conducted with two changed secondary task conditions. In the No Tone condition the secondary task was no longer present. This was done to see if the secondary task causes the segmentation of the movement sequence. The present results cannot confirm that the secondary task causes segmentation. The other changed condition had the location of the secondary task switched between the two sequences. This was done to see if task integration occurred with two clearly different tasks. The present results confirm this hypothesis. The results fit in a dual processing model of and are not compatible with a single resource model. The findings can be used for performance prediction in settings where highly automated processes occur.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63279
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