Constraints on using the dual-task methodology to specify the degree of central executive involvement in cognitive tasks.

@article{Hegarty2000ConstraintsOU,
  title={Constraints on using the dual-task methodology to specify the degree of central executive involvement in cognitive tasks.},
  author={Mary Hegarty and Priti Shah and Akira Miyake},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={376-85}
}
The dual-task paradigm has been used to examine the role of the central executive in various cognitive tasks. In these studies, performance decrements in primary cognitive tasks performed concurrently with secondary executive tasks have been interpreted as evidence for the involvement of the central executive in those primary tasks. In the present study, we examined the effects of different secondary tasks on performance of three psychometric visuospatial tasks. The decrement in performance of… CONTINUE READING