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Error adaptation in mental arithmetic

Charlotte Desmet UGent, Ineke Imbo UGent, Jolien De Brauwer, Marcel Brass UGent, Wim Fias UGent and Wim Notebaert UGent (2012) QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. 65(6). p.1059-1067
abstract
Until now, error and conflict adaptation have been studied extensively using simple laboratory tasks. A common finding is that responses slow down after errors. According to the conflict monitoring theory, performance should also improve after an error. However, this is usually not observed. In this study, we investigated if the characteristics of the experimental paradigms normally used could explain this absence. More precisely, these paradigms have in common that behavioral adaptation has little room to be expressed. We therefore studied error and conflict adaptation effects in a task that encounters the richness of everyday life’s behavioral adaptation, namely mental arithmetic, where multiple solution strategies are available. In accordance with our hypothesis, we observed post error accuracy increases after errors in mental arithmetic. No support for conflict adaptation in mental arithmetic was found. Implications for current theories of conflict and error monitoring are discussed.
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PRODUCT VERIFICATION, SINGLE-DIGIT MULTIPLICATION, WORKING-MEMORY, DEVELOPMENTAL-CHANGES, SIMON TASK, CONFLICT, ACTIVATION, ACCURACY, SPEED, SKILL, Error, Conflict, Mental arithmetic, Direct mapping task
journal title
QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Q. J. Exp. Psychol.
volume
65
issue
6
pages
1059 - 1067
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000305536900004
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL
JCR impact factor
1.82 (2012)
JCR rank
40/83 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
1747-0218
DOI
10.1080/17470218.2011.648943
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The integrative neuroscience of behavioral control (Neuroscience)
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2135383
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2135383
date created
2012-06-07 09:20:10
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2013-04-15 10:06:16
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  author       = {Desmet, Charlotte and Imbo, Ineke and De Brauwer, Jolien  and Brass, Marcel and Fias, Wim and Notebaert, Wim},
  issn         = {1747-0218},
  journal      = {QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY},
  keyword      = {PRODUCT VERIFICATION,SINGLE-DIGIT MULTIPLICATION,WORKING-MEMORY,DEVELOPMENTAL-CHANGES,SIMON TASK,CONFLICT,ACTIVATION,ACCURACY,SPEED,SKILL,Error,Conflict,Mental arithmetic,Direct mapping task},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1059--1067},
  title        = {Error adaptation in mental arithmetic},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2011.648943},
  volume       = {65},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Desmet, Charlotte, Ineke Imbo, Jolien De Brauwer, Marcel Brass, Wim Fias, and Wim Notebaert. 2012. “Error Adaptation in Mental Arithmetic.” Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 65 (6): 1059–1067.
APA
Desmet, C., Imbo, I., De Brauwer, J., Brass, M., Fias, W., & Notebaert, W. (2012). Error adaptation in mental arithmetic. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 65(6), 1059–1067.
Vancouver
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Desmet C, Imbo I, De Brauwer J, Brass M, Fias W, Notebaert W. Error adaptation in mental arithmetic. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. 2012;65(6):1059–67.
MLA
Desmet, Charlotte, Ineke Imbo, Jolien De Brauwer, et al. “Error Adaptation in Mental Arithmetic.” QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 65.6 (2012): 1059–1067. Print.