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Dual-task interference in simple tasks: data and theory.
  • H. Pashler
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • 1 September 1994
People often have trouble performing 2 relatively simple tasks concurrently. The causes of this interference and its implications for the nature of attentional limitations have been controversial forExpand
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Familiarity and visual change detection
  • H. Pashler
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Perception & psychophysics
  • 1 July 1988
We show that subjects' performance in detecting single changes in character displays is remarkably poor when a 67-msec offset separates the first and second display. Expand
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Distributed practice in verbal recall tasks: A review and quantitative synthesis.
The authors performed a meta-analysis of the distributed practice effect to illuminate the effects of temporal variables that have been neglected in previous reviews. This review found 839Expand
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Learning Styles
The term “learning styles” refers to the concept that individuals differ in regard to what mode of instruction or study is most effective for them. Proponents of learning-style assessment contendExpand
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The Psychology of Attention
Part 1 Attention and perception: selective attention divided attention attentional set capacity and selection - theorizing about attention. Part 2 Attention, memory and action: central processingExpand
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Puzzlingly High Correlations in fMRI Studies of Emotion, Personality, and Social Cognition 1
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studiesofemotion, personality, and social cognition have drawn much attention in recent years, with high-profile studies frequently reporting extremelyExpand
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Processing stages in overlapping tasks: evidence for a central bottleneck.
  • H. Pashler
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Human…
  • 1 June 1984
Bottleneck models suggest that second-task slowing is caused by postponement of "attention-demanding" stages of the second task, while earlier "automatic" stages proceed unhindered. Expand
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Chronometric Evidence for Central Postponement in Temporally Overlapping Tasks
When the stimuli from two tasks arrive in rapid succession (the overlapping tasks paradigm), response delays are typically observed. Two general types of models have been proposed to account forExpand
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How persuasive is a good fit? A comment on theory testing.
A better way to test theories with free parameters is to determine how the theory constrains possible outcomes (i.e., what it predicts), assess how firmly actual outcomes agree with those constraints, and determine if plausible alternative outcomes would have been inconsistent with the theory, allowing for the variability of the data. Expand
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Attention and performance.
Recent progress in the study of attention and performance is discussed, focusing on the nature of attentional control and the effects of practice. Generally speaking, the effects of mental set areExpand
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