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Can the Dual Processor Model account for task integration with a sequential movement task?

Hatger, Nils (2017) Can the Dual Processor Model account for task integration with a sequential movement task?

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Abstract:The purpose of the present study is to elaborate on the Dual Processor Model by examining whether it is possible to integrate the discrete sequence production task with a tone counting task. In consequence of the integration, we expected task interference under novel task conditions. 24 participants practiced with the discrete sequence production task while they identified and counted tones at the same time. The tone could either be low or high-pitched and was presented simultaneously with the fifth stimulus. In the test phase, the practiced condition with the tone at position 5 (Tp5) was compared with two altered task conditions. In one condition (Tp3), the tone was presented simultaneously with the third stimulus, in the other condition (no-tone) the tone was removed. The results showed that there was no significant difference between the Tp5 and the Tp3 condition and therefore no task interference at Tp3 was observed. However, the no-tone condition was significantly slower than the Tp5 condition. We concluded that task integration did not take place and that the cognitive processor is probably able to gradually distribute processing recourses, which can operate as almost independent parallel processing units.
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/72848
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