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Occurrence of the Simon effect during the DSP task

Kamphuis, N. (2016) Occurrence of the Simon effect during the DSP task.

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Abstract:During sequence learning memory- and motor chunks can be formed. By performing the Discrete Sequence Production (DSP) task participants either implicitly or explicitly learned sequences. This influenced the Simon effect, an effect where reaction times are longer if there is a difference between stimulus location and response location. The Simon effect became less noticeable during the practice trials. This would mean that participants formed response-response (RR) associations, which they used together with stimulus-response (SR) associations. During the test trials, reaction times between familiar and unfamiliar sequences were not significantly different, this means that the Simon effect still occurred during familiar sequences. Even after having practiced a certain sequence hundreds of times, SR associations are still used.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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