Strategic Adaptation to Performance Objectives in a Dual-Task Setting

  title={Strategic Adaptation to Performance Objectives in a Dual-Task Setting},
  author={Christian P. Janssen and Duncan P. Brumby},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  volume={34 8},
How do people interleave attention when multitasking? One dominant account is that the completion of a subtask serves as a cue to switch tasks. But what happens if switching solely at subtask boundaries led to poor performance? We report a study in which participants manually dialed a UK-style telephone number while driving a simulated vehicle. If the driver were to exclusively return his or her attention to driving after completing a subtask (i.e., using the single break in the xxxxx-xxxxxx… CONTINUE READING

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