Using mobile telephones: cognitive workload and attention resource allocation.

@article{Patten2004UsingMT,
  title={Using mobile telephones: cognitive workload and attention resource allocation.},
  author={Christopher J. D. Patten and Albert Kircher and Joakim Ostlund and Lena M Nilsson},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={
          341-50
        }
}
Driver distraction is recognized as being one of the central causes of road traffic incidents and mobile telephones are tangible devices (among many other electronic devices) that can distract the driver through changes in workload. Forty participants completed a motorway route characterized by a low level of road complexity in the form of vehicle handling and information processing. A peripheral detection task (PDT) was employed to gauge mental workload. We compared effects of conversation… CONTINUE READING
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