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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2002 Mar-Apr;52(2):149-55.

[Role of working memory in forming the cognitive visual set].

[Article in Russian]

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Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.


It was found in healthy adult subjects (n = 90) that under conditions of complication of cognitive tasks (increasing number of relevant stimuli), the stability (rigidity) of the unconscious cognitive sets markedly rises. These changes in both verbal and nonverbal sets depend on the working memory loading. The revealed dependence of the motor reaction time to the probe stimulus on the sequence of the set stimuli in a context and on the set stage suggests that unconscious cognitive sets can regulate selective attention.

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