Restricted attentional capacity within but not between sensory modalities

@article{Duncan1997RestrictedAC,
  title={Restricted attentional capacity within but not between sensory modalities},
  author={John Duncan and Sander Martens and Robert Ward},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={387},
  pages={808-810}
}
Restrictions to attentional capacity are revealed by the interference that commonly results when two sensory inputs must be identified at the same time1. To investigate this phenomenon within and between modalities, we presented streams of visual and/or auditory inputs, containing occasional targets to be identified and recalled. For two visual or two auditory streams, identification of one target produced a sustained reduction in the ability to identify a second, the period of interference… 

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