The effects of recurring stimuli on sequence learning in the discrete sequence production task

Engelbert, L.H. (2016) The effects of recurring stimuli on sequence learning in the discrete sequence production task.

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Abstract:The present study examined the effect of recurring stimuli in a six keying sequence on learning of the sequence. In order to investigate the effect of recurring stimuli, one stimuli occurred twice during a six keying sequence in a Discrete Sequence Production (DSP) task. Previous research stated that ambiguous sequences are characterized by recurring stimuli which make it difficult to predict follow-up-elements of a sequence. Therefore, it was predicted that reaction times should increase as a consequence of the recurring stimuli which make follow-up-elements unpredictable for participants. Twenty-four students took part in the study. They were assigned to one of two groups. Both completed a DSP task with six practice blocks and one test block. While the first group learned unique keying sequences, the second group learned ambiguous keying sequences which contained recurring stimuli. In contrast with the predictions, the results did not show a difference between the two groups.
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/69923
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