Stopping while going! Response inhibition does not suffer dual-task interference.

Yamaguchi, Motonori, Logan, Gordon D. and Bissett, Patrick G. (2012) Stopping while going! Response inhibition does not suffer dual-task interference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38 (1). pp. 123-134. ISSN 0096-1523 DOI https://doi.org/10.1037/a0023918

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Abstract

Although dual-task interference is ubiquitous in a variety of task domains, stop-signal studies suggest that response inhibition is not subject to such interference. Nevertheless, no study has directly examined stop-signal performance in a dual-task setting. In two experiments, stop-signal performance was examined in a psychological refractory period task, in which subjects inhibited one response while still executing the other. The results showed little evidence for the refractory effect in stop-signal reaction time, and stop-signal reaction time was similar in dual-task and single-task conditions, despite the fact that overt reaction times were significantly affected by dual-task interference. Therefore, the present study supports the claim that response inhibition does not suffer dual-task interference.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 16:04
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/7060

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