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Advances in Psychological Science    2018, Vol. 26 Issue (6) : 966-974     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.00966
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Attentional regulation mechanisms of cognitive control in conflict resolution
Zhenghan LI1,2,Guochun YANG1,2,Weizhi NAN3,Qi LI1,2,Xun LIU1,2()
1 CAS Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Beijing 100101, China
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3 Brain and Cognitive Neuroscience Research Center, School of Education, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
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Cognitive control is essential in conflict processing. Most related theories elucidated the mechanism via integrating both the enhancement of task-relevant stimuli and inhibition of task-irrelevant stimuli, which has been challenged by recent studies. We reviewed the major debates on whether enhancement or inhibition might be the mechanism and their empirical evidences, and then argued that conflict resolution mechanisms might not be constant, but depend on conflict situation and individual state. Future studies could pay more attention to reveal the influence factors of cognitive control, exploring cognitive processing strategies and doing cognitive training, which may benefit the intervention treatment of the cognitive function disorders.

Keywords cognitive control      conflict resolution      attention      enhancement      inhibition     
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Issue Date: 28 April 2018
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Zhenghan LI,Guochun YANG,Weizhi NAN, et al. Attentional regulation mechanisms of cognitive control in conflict resolution[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(6): 966-974.
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