The effect of interruption duration and demand on resuming suspended goals.

@article{Monk2008TheEO,
  title={The effect of interruption duration and demand on resuming suspended goals.},
  author={C. Monk and J. Trafton and D. Boehm-Davis},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          299-313
        }
}
The time to resume task goals after an interruption varied depending on the duration and cognitive demand of interruptions, as predicted by the memory for goals model (Altmann & Trafton, 2002). Three experiments using an interleaved tasks interruption paradigm showed that longer and more demanding interruptions led to longer resumption times in a hierarchical, interactive task. The resumption time profile for durations up to 1 min supported the role of decay in defining resumption costs, and… Expand
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