A Quantification of the Time Scale of Cognitive Control

“In this study, the autors have successfully applied a novel method to identify the time scale of cognitive control.
Shorter time scales of control were demonstrated when conflict was rare and when the context was volatile.
This is in line with theories assuming transient control (i.e., control over a shorter time scale) in rare-conflict
and volatile conditions, and sustained control (i.e., control over longer time scales) when conflict is more frequent.
The method offers promising and straightforward opportunities to quantify variations in the time scale of control between individuals and conditions” (Aben et al., in press).

The results of this study, conducted by Bart Aben, Tom Verguts and Eva Van den Bussche are published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Aben, B., Verguts, T., & Van den Bussche, E. (2017). Beyond Trial-by-Trial Adaptation: A Quantification of the Time Scale of Cognitive Control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. [pdf] [R code .rar]

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