Response-specific sources of dual-task interference in human pre-motor cortex.

@article{Marois2006ResponsespecificSO,
  title={Response-specific sources of dual-task interference in human pre-motor cortex.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Marois and Julie M Larson and Marvin M. Chun and Daniel W Shima},
  journal={Psychological research},
  year={2006},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={436-47}
}
It is difficult to perform two tasks at the same time. Such performance limitations are exemplified by the psychological refractory period (PRP): when participants make distinct motor responses to two stimuli presented in rapid succession, the response to the second stimulus is increasingly slowed as the time interval between the two stimuli is decreased. This impairment is thought to reflect a central limitation in selecting the appropriate response to each stimulus, but not in perceptually… CONTINUE READING
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