تسهیل تفکیک پتانسیل های مرتبط با رویداد و دخالت اثرات در پارادایم استروپ عددی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|38250||2007||13 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||10635 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Neuropsychologia, Volume 45, Issue 14, 2007, Pages 3190–3202
In the numerical Stroop paradigm (NSP) participants compare simultaneously presented Arabic digits based on either their numerical or on their physical size dimension. Responses are faster when the numerical and size dimensions are congruent with each other (facilitation), and responses are slower when the numerical and size dimensions are incongruent with each other (interference). We aimed to find out whether facilitation and interference appears during the course of perceptual or response processing. To this end, facilitation and interference effects in the amplitude of event-related brain potentials (ERPs) were examined. The onset of motor preparation was determined by monitoring the lateralized readiness potential. In numerical comparison one facilitation effect was related to perceptual processing at the level of the magnitude representation. A second facilitation effect and interference effects appeared during response processing. In size comparison facilitation and interference appeared exclusively during response processing. In both tasks, ERP interference effects were probably related to contextual analysis and to the conflict monitoring and selection for action activity of the anterior cingulate cortex. The results demonstrate that facilitation and interference effects in the NSP appear during multiple stages of processing, and that they are related to different cognitive processes. Therefore these effects should be clearly separated in studies of the NSP. A model of the processes involved in the NSP is provided and implications for studies of the NSP are drawn.
In the so-called numerical Stroop paradigm (NSP) participants compare simultaneously presented Arabic digits based on either their physical or on their numerical dimension (Besner & Colthart, 1979; Henik & Tzelgov, 1982). The outcome of numerical and physical size comparison can be congruent or incongruent with each other (see Fig. 1). Congruence of the task-relevant and task-irrelevant stimulus dimensions affects reaction times (RTs): RTs may be faster in the congruent than in the neutral condition (this is called facilitation), and RTs are usually slower in the incongruent than in the neutral condition (this is called interference). The phenomena of facilitation and interference suggest that task-irrelevant stimulus dimensions are processed. This is especially interesting in the physical comparison task of the NSP, where the presence of facilitation and/or interference suggests that the irrelevant numerical dimension of the stimuli has been processed. Hence, recently the NSP has been widely used to measure whether there is automatic access to numerical magnitude information in both adults (Girelli, Lucangeli, & Butterworth, 2000; Henik & Tzelgov, 1982; Kaufmann et al., 2005; Pinel, Piazza, Le Bihan, & Dehaene, 2004; Rubinstein & Henik, 2005; Rubinstein, Henik, Berger, & Shahar-Shalev, 2002) and children (Girelli et al., 2000, Rubinstein et al., 2002 and Kaufmann et al., 2006). However, despite the popularity of this paradigm, to date there is no clear account of the cognitive component processes involved in the NSP. Here, relying on the excellent temporal resolution of electro-encephalography, we present a study of facilitation and interference processes. We conclude by a detailed account of the processes involved in the NSP and highlighting the implications of the results.