Role of attention and translation in conflict resolution: Implications for stroop matching task interference

Walter MacHado-Pinheiro, Eliane Volchan, Jaime Vila, Elisa C. Dias, Isabel Alfradique, Letícia D. de Oliveira, Mirtes G. Pereira, Isabel A. David

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Abstract

We studied the influence of attention on the timecourse of Stroop-like conflict. Thirty-two volunteers performed a Stroop matching task in which they had to compare either the color (n = 16) or meaning (n = 16) of two stimuli. The first stimulus was always a color-name printed in yellow, red, or blue (i.e., Stroop stimulus), and the second stimulus was either a color-bar (Experiment 1) or color-word in white ink (Experiment 2). Stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA) was varied parametrically. Interference by incongruent Stroop stimuli was clearly modulated by SOA manipulation in both cases. The results are discussed in terms of interactions between translational and attentional models in which the degree of Stroop-like interference is attributed to time implementation of attentional mechanisms during color-to-color and color-to-word matching contexts.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychology and Neuroscience
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Cognitive processes
  • Matching
  • Reaction time
  • Stroop task
  • Timecourse

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