The Attentional Boost Effect: Transient increases in attention to one task enhance performance in a second task.

@article{Swallow2010TheAB,
  title={The Attentional Boost Effect: Transient increases in attention to one task enhance performance in a second task.},
  author={Khena M. Swallow and Yuhong V. Jiang},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2010},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={118-32}
}
Recent work on event perception suggests that perceptual processing increases when events change. An important question is how such changes influence the way other information is processed, particularly during dual-task performance. In this study, participants monitored a long series of distractor items for an occasional target as they simultaneously encoded unrelated background scenes. The appearance of an occasional target could have two opposite effects on the secondary task: It could draw… CONTINUE READING

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