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Advances in Psychological Science    2013, Vol. 21 Issue (12) : 2091-2102     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.02091
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Modular Organization of Cognitive Control
LIU Xun;NAN Weizhi;WANG Kai;LI Qi
(1 Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China) (2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)
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Cognitive control, the higher cognitive function essential for goal-oriented behavior, is currently a hot topic in cognitive neuroscience research. Researchers have frequently examined various stimulus-response-compatibility (SRC) effects and conflict adaptation (CA) effects to elucidate mechanisms of cognitive control. This article reviewed recent empirical studies utilizing these SRC and CA paradigms. Based on the universal framework of dimensional overlap theory and conflict monitoring theory, we proposed a unique theory on modular organization of cognitive control, in which different types of conflicts are detected by distinct conflict monitoring nodes and then resolved by a common module of executive control.

Keywords cognitive control      stimulus-response-compatible effect      conflict adaptation effect      computational model     
Corresponding Authors: LIU Xun   
Issue Date: 15 December 2013
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LIU Xun,NAN Weizhi,WANG Kai, et al. Modular Organization of Cognitive Control[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(12): 2091-2102.
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