What is it about?

What happens when you are performing a task involving task-relevant and irrelevant information and you know that another person is concurrently working on the (potentially interfering) irrelevant stimuli? Previous studies have shown that this may enhance the interference produced by such stimuli. In the present study we show that, in some circumstances, the division-of-labour with a co-actor may reduce, rather than increase, interference.

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Why is it important?

It may help in understanding: - the exact circumstances in which task sharing improves performance, - the cognitive processes underlying task-sharing (what participants exactly represent of the co-actor’s actions and intentions).

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This page is a summary of: When task sharing reduces interference: evidence for division-of-labour in Stroop-like tasks, Psychological Research, July 2018, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s00426-018-1044-1.
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