|Attention: Pashler 1992|
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|Citation||Pashler, H. (1992). Attentional limitations in doing two tasks at the same time. Current Directions in Psychological Science 1, 44-47.PDF|
|Summary of Experiment||
This study shows that there is a response selection bottleneck, but that visual attention is not affected by the bottleneck.
The task used was a speeded response to a tone and an unspeeded report of a letter. The tone was often responded to after the letter appeared, but there did not seem to be any problems with processing the letter as a result, though response to it was slowed by the proximity of the response to the tone.
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Carrier, M., & Pashler, H. (1991). The attention demands of memory retrieval. unpublished manuscript, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla.
Duncan, J. (1984). Selective attention and the organization of visual information. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 113, 501-517.
Fagot, C., & Pashler, H. (in press). Making two responses to a single object: Implications for the central attentional bottleneck. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
McCann, R., & Johnston, J.C. (in press). The locus of the single channel bottleneck in dual task interference. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.
Osman, A., & Moore, C. (November 1990). Locus of the single-channel bottleneck, paper presented at the Psychonomic Society Meetings, New Orleans.
Pashler, H. (1984). Processing stages in overlapping tasks: Evidence for a central bottleneck. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 10, 358-377.
Pashler, H. (1989). Dissociations and dependencies between speed and accuracy: Evidence for a two-component theory of divided attention in simple tasks. Cognitive Psychology, 21, 469-514.
Pashler, H. (1991). Shifting visual attention and selecting motor responses: Distinct attentional mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 17, 1023-1040.
Pashler, H., & Christian, C. (1991). Dual-task interference and the production of motor responses, unpublished manuscript. University of California-San Diego, La Jolla.
Pashler, H., & Johnston, J.C. (1989). Interference between temporally overlapping tasks: Chronometric evidence for central postponement with or without response grouping. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 41A, 19-45.
Pashler, H., Luck, S., Hillyard, S., Mangus, R., Gazzaniga, M., & O'Brien, S. Sequential operation of the cerebral hemispheres in "split-brain" patients, unpublished manuscript. University of California-San Diego, La Jolla (1991).
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Welford, A.T. (1952). The "psychological refractory period" and the timing of high speed performance - A review and a theory. British Journal of Psychology, 43, 2-19.
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|Works Cited for Experment||Pashler 1992, Pashler 1991|
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