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Tag: Consciousness

Introspection of subjective feelings is sensitive and specific

Published in:┬áJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Volume 44, Issue 2, 215-225 Abstract “Conversely to behaviorist ideas, recent studies suggest that introspection can be accurate and reliable. However, an unresolved question is whether people are able to report specific aspects of their phenomenal experience, or whether they report more general nonspecific experiences. To address this question, we investigated the sensitivity and validity of our introspection for different types of conflict. Taking advantage of the congruency sequence effect, we dissociated response conflict while keeping visual conflict unchanged in a Stroop and in a priming task. Participants were subsequently asked… Read More

Unconscious conflict adaptation without feature-repetitions and response time carry-over

Published in:┬áJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Volume 44, Issue 2, 169-175 Abstract “Leading theories of cognition linked executive control to consciousness or awareness. Evidence from masked priming experiments questioned this link, but without addressing possible confounds. Responding to a target after a masked prime, participants are slower if prime and target present conflicting (incongruent) than nonconflicting (congruent) information. Crucially, congruence in the previous trial modulates this congruence effect, presenting a congruence-sequence effect. This has been interpreted as conflict adaptation by executive control processes, but alternative explanations through trial-to-trial feature-repetitions and response-time (RT) carry-over are possible. Here, we… Read More