Attention - the same time. Interesting: Central Example:...

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Attention Limited capacity (of mental or cognitive resources) Metaphors Economics Water pressure Multi-tasking interference no effect facilitation
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Why do we sometimes get inteference? And sometimes not? If Task A and Task B are easy, we should not get interference by doing them together. If Task A and Task B draw on the same kinds of cognitive resources, we should get interference. If Task A and Task B do not draw on the same kinds of cognitive resources, we should not get interference.
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A bird in the hand is not in the bush. N Y N N Y N N N N Y
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More about interference Uninteresting: Peripheral Example: You can’t look in two places at
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Unformatted text preview: the same time. Interesting: Central Example: You cant think about two things at the same time Task decomposition Cell phone usage motor coordination (pressing buttons) vision (looking at the buttons) having a conversation listening comprehending speech thinking about what the other person is saying thinking about what you are going to say planning speech Task decomposition Driving Seeing where the other cars are their locations relative to yours. Estimating their speed Predicting the future positions of those cars. Monitoring your speed Planning where you are going to go....
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