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The process of switching from one task or goal to another, depending on the context or instructions, that is, the process of switching between task sets.

Definition contributed by Anonymous

Asserted relationships to other concepts

task switching
is a kind of

  • cognitive control
  • task switching
    is a part of

    No associations
    are a kind of
    task switching

  • set shifting
  • are a part of
    task switching

  • inhibition
  • Tasks that are asserted to measure task switching

    Task Contrast Measure

    global-local task
    • interfering versus non-interfering

    task switching (3x2)
    • correct actions based on cue

    set-shifting task
    • perservative errors minus nonperservative errors
    • accuracy of participant minus average accuracy of controls

    Wisconsin card sorting test
    • Perseverative errors