Disentangling cognitive from motor control: Influence of response modality on updating, inhibiting, and shifting
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SourceActa Psychologica, 191, (2018), pp. 124-130
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PI Group Motivational & Cognitive Control
Subject170 000 Motivational & Cognitive Control; DI-BCB_DCC_Theme 1: Language and Communication; DI-BCB_DCC_Theme 3: Plasticity and Memory; Neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology; Psycholinguistics; Radboudumc 13: Stress-related disorders DCMN: Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience; Language in Interaction; Neuro- en revalidatiepsychologie
It is unclear whether cognitive and motor control are parallel and interactive or serial and independent processes. According to one view, cognitive control refers to a set of modality-nonspecific processes that act on supramodal representations and precede response modality-specific motor processes. An alternative view is that cognitive control represents a set of modality-specific operations that act directly on motor-related representations, implying dependence of cognitive control on motor control. Here, we examined the influence of response modality (vocal vs. manual) on three well-established subcomponent processes of cognitive control: shifting, inhibiting, and updating. We observed effects of all subcomponent processes in reaction times. The magnitude of these effects did not differ between response modalities for shifting and inhibiting, in line with a serial, supramodal view. However, the magnitude of the updating effect differed between modalities, in line with an interactive, modality-specific view. These results suggest that updating represents a modality-specific operation that depends on motor control, whereas shifting and inhibiting represent supramodal operations that act independently of motor control.
NWO (Grant code:info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/NWO/Gravitation/024.001.006)
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