Is there evidence for cross-domain control adaptation? A replication of Kan et al. (2013) [post]

Balazs Aczel, Marton Kovacs, Miklos Bognar, Bence Palfi, Andree Hartanto, Sandersan Onie, Thomas Rhys Evans
2019 unpublished
Exploring the mechanisms of cognitive control is central to understanding how we control our behaviour. These mechanisms can be studied in conflict paradigms, which require the inhibition of irrelevant responses to perform the task. It is assumed that in these tasks the detection of conflict enhances cognitive control resulting in improved conflict resolution of subsequent trials. If the presence of conflict is sufficient for this conflict adaptation effect, then conflict adaptation can be
more » ... ted to occur in cross-domain tasks. Previous research on the domain-generality of conflict adaptation presented inconsistent results. In this study, we provide a multi-site replication of three previous experiments of Kan et al. (2013) which test conflict adaptation between very different domains: from a syntactic to a non-syntactic domain (Experiment 1), and from a perceptual to a verbal domain (Experiment 2 and 3).
doi:10.31234/ fatcat:jpnsn65e4nef3m5cbtgxwaem4i