How strategic is the central bottleneck: can it be overcome by trying harder?

@article{Ruthruff2009HowSI,
  title={How strategic is the central bottleneck: can it be overcome by trying harder?},
  author={Eric Ruthruff and James C. Johnston and Roger W. Remington},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={1368-84}
}
Recent dual-task studies suggest that a bottleneck prevents central mental operations from working on more than one task at a time, especially at relatively low practice levels. It remains highly controversial, however, whether this bottleneck is structural (inherent to human cognitive architecture) or merely a strategic choice. If the strategic hypothesis is testable, it ought to predict that, under sufficiently strong incentives, people could choose to bypass the bottleneck and perform both… CONTINUE READING