Results and Discussion

As in experiment 1, the analyses were carried out on produced intervals not including break duration, that is, on the sum of prebreak and postbreak durations. For each participant, means and standard deviations of temporal intervals not including break duration were computed and data more than 3 SDs from the means were discarded, which represented 30 of 3840 observations. Data were averaged in the cued and uncued groups of participants to obtain a mean produced interval at each combination of levels of break location and duration. An ANOVA with one repeated factor, break location, and one nonrepeated factor, cue or no cue, was carried out on these means.

Mean intervals not including break duration are shown as a function of break location in the cue and no-cue conditions in Figure 9.9. The usual break location effect was found: mean intervals increased with increasing prebreak duration F(3, 54) = 19.70, P < .0001. More importantly, they were generally longer in the cue (M = 3657 msec) than in the no-cue (M = 3184 msec) condition F(1, 18) = 5.22, P < .05. The interaction between break location and the cue or no-cue condition was not significant F(3, 54) = 1.28, P = .29. Note that the cue and no-cue groups

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