Cognition 2010 Jul 8;116(1):15-22. Epub 2010 Apr 8.
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy.
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Acta Psychol (Amst) 2011 Feb 3;136(2):217-24. Epub 2010 Jun 3.
California State University Long Beach, 90840, USA.
The Simon effect is a robust phenomenon that persists after extensive practice. However, several studies using a transfer paradigm have shown that the Simon effect is eliminated after practicing a location-relevant task with an incompatible spatial mapping. The present study examined whether this transfer effect is a result of implicit, procedural knowledge developed through repeated execution of noncorresponding responses in the practice session or a consequence of explicitly learning and reinstating a noncorresponding mapping rule. Read More
Am J Psychol 2009 ;122(4):431-53
University of Padua, Italy.
We investigated whether learning effects influencing the Simon effect, such as those found when learning involves the spatial stimulus dimension, might be also found when learning tasks involve other nonspatial stimulus features, such as color, shape, and orientation. Experiment 1 focused on mutual influences between Simon tasks based on color and shape. The Simon task on color is affected by a previously performed Simon task on shape more than the latter is affected by a previously performed Simon task on color. Read More
Exp Brain Res 2011 Jun 22;211(3-4):415-22. Epub 2011 Apr 22.
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
A recent study (Milanese et al. in Cogn 116(1):15-22, 2010) showed that performing a spatial compatibility task with incompatible S-R links (i.e. Read More
Psychol Res 2003 Feb 7;67(1):43-55. Epub 2002 Sep 7.
Psychology Department, Psychology Building 1364, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1364, USA.
Numerous studies of two-choice reaction tasks, including auditory and visual Simon tasks (i.e., tasks in which stimulus location is irrelevant) and visual compatibility tasks, have found that only spatial stimulus-response (S-R) correspondence affected S-R compatibility. Read More