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ID: 285725.0, MPI für Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften / Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften, Leipzig
Effects of switching between leftward and rightward pro- and antisaccades
Authors:Reuter, B.; Philipp, A. M.; Koch, I.; Kathmann, N.
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2006
Title of Journal:Biological Psychology
Volume:72
Issue / Number:1
Start Page:88
End Page:95
Review Status:not specified
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:Previous studies suggested that random switching between pro- and antisaccades increases errors in both tasks. However, little is known about the effects of switching between leftward and rightward saccades (response switching). The present study investigated task and response switching using an alternating runs procedure. Tasks (i.e., prosaccades versus antisaccades) were switched every second trial. Response switches (i.e., leftward saccades versus rightward saccades) were counterbalanced across tasks and task-switching conditions. Task switching increased errors in both tasks. Response switching increased errors when antisaccades were preceded by antisaccades but not when antisaccades were preceded by prosaccades or for prosaccades regardless of the preceding saccade type. The task-switch effects suggest that both pro- and antisaccade trials activate specific production rules that can persist in a subsequent trial. The differential response-switch effects may reflect different modes of response activation in pro- and antisaccades (sensorimotor transformation of visual information versus selection of motor programs). (c) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Free Keywords:antisaccades; prosaccades; task switching; response switching
Comment of the Author/Creator:MPI 978
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Angela D. Friederici and D. Yves von Cramon
Affiliations: MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences/MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig (2004-)
Identifiers:DOI:285725
LOCALID:P6007
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