Effects of Interruption Length on Procedural Errors

@article{Altmann2017EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of Interruption Length on Procedural Errors},
  author={Erik M. Altmann and J. Gregory Trafton and David Z. Hambrick},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied},
  year={2017},
  volume={23},
  pages={216–229}
}
We investigated effects of task interruption on procedural performance, focusing on the effect of interruption length on the rates of different categories of error at the point of task resumption. Interruption length affected errors involving loss of place in the procedure (sequence errors) but not errors involving incorrect execution of a correct step (nonsequence errors), implicating memory for past performance, rather than generalized attentional resources, as the disrupted cognitive process… 

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