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Task integration in the DSP task

Sayed, Z. (2018) Task integration in the DSP task.

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Abstract:In the present study we wanted to examine whether there will be a race between the motor processor and the cognitive processor from the Dual Processor Model (DPM). By adding a secondary tone counting task to the primary Discrete Sequence Production (DSP) task and using other hand configuration. Our main prediction was that reaction times will be slower when participants counted the target tones while executing the sequences with other hand configuration. Twenty four students from the University of Twente and Saxion Hogescholen participated in an experiment with a practice and a test phase. In the practice phase participants executed the sequences with two hands and on the third key position a tone was presented. In the test phase the participants used in two of the four sub blocks two hands and in the rest of the sub blocks they used the left hand. The tones were presented on the third and the fifth key position in the test phase. Only the reaction times data was analyzed, with (within subject) repeated measures ANOVA. Results supported our main prediction that counting target tones while using unpracticed hand configuration will slow the reaction times.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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