Attentional Limitations in Doing Two Tasks at Once The Search for Exceptions

  title={Attentional Limitations in Doing Two Tasks at Once The Search for Exceptions},
  author={Mei-Ching Lien and Eric Ruthruff and James C. Johnston},
People generally have difficulty doing two tasks at once. To explain this fact, theorists have proposed that central processing—the thought-like stages following perceptual encoding and preceding response processing— takes place for only one task at a time. Because this bottleneck imposes severe limits on human cognitive processes, research has attempted to find exceptions. There is now solid evidence that, at least in the laboratory, the entire bottleneck can be completely bypassed under… CONTINUE READING


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