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Divided Attention and Dual Task Performance

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Divided Attention and Dual Task Performance difficult to attend to more that thing at the same time trying to attend to two stimuli at once and making multiple responses rather than making one response to multiple stimuli (interference)   Theoretical Interpretations of Divided Attention Capacity Theories limited amount of resources available to conduct tasks (Kahneman, 1973)
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Unformatted text preview: • multiple resources, only one cognitive process can occur at a time (Pashler) Automaticity automatic processing: • does not require attention • driving a car & listening to the radio • reading (as in the Stroop task) controlled processing: • requires attention...
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