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Gepubliceerd in: Psychological Research 1/2018

03-06-2017 | Original Article

The role of feedback delay in dual-task performance

Auteurs: Wilfried Kunde, Robert Wirth, Markus Janczyk

Gepubliceerd in: Psychological Research | Uitgave 1/2018

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Abstract

Doing two things at once is hard, and it is probably hard for various reasons. Here we aim to demonstrate that one so far barely considered reason is the monitoring of sensory action feedback, which detracts from processing of other concurrent tasks. To demonstrate this, we engaged participants in a psychological refractory period paradigm. The responses in the two tasks produced visual action effects. These effects occurred either immediately or they were delayed for the first of the two responses. We assumed that delaying these effects would engage a process of monitoring visual feedback longer, and delay a concurrent task more, as compared to immediate effects. This prediction was confirmed in two experiments. We discuss the reasons for feedback monitoring and its possible contribution to dual tasking.
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A between experiments ANOVA for RT2 with the factors SOA, effect delay and experiment revealed significant effects of the factors SOA F(1,29) = 377.98,< 0.001, η p ² = 0.93, effect delay, F(1,29) = 14.54, p = 0.001, η p ² = 0.33, and experiment, F(1,29) = 5.09, p = 0.031, η p ² = 0.15. The interaction of experiment and effect delay missed conventional levels of significance F(1,29) = 3.59, p = 0.068, η p ² = 0.11, and so did the triple interaction of all three main effects F(1,29) = 3.03,= 0.092, η p ² = 0.09.
 
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Metagegevens
Titel
The role of feedback delay in dual-task performance
Auteurs
Wilfried Kunde
Robert Wirth
Markus Janczyk
Publicatiedatum
03-06-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Gepubliceerd in
Psychological Research / Uitgave 1/2018
Print ISSN: 0340-0727
Elektronisch ISSN: 1430-2772
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-017-0874-6