Attention Week 2

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What are the potential reasons for the ability to avoid multitasking costs with practice?

The ability to avoid multitasking costs with practice could be due to within-task improvements such as faster processing and atomization, or outside-task improvements such as optimized attentional allocation and coordination.

According to the classic limited capacity account, what is the problem posed by the improvement in whole report over partial report?

The improvement in whole report over partial report is a problem for the classic limited capacity account, as it challenges the notion of limited capacity in processing and reporting multiple targets.

What is the evidence provided regarding performance costs between men and women in multitasking?

The evidence suggests that there is no difference between men and women in performance costs associated with multitasking.

What is the effect of trying to multitask when two tasks rely on the same central processing capacity?

When trying to multitask and two tasks rely on the same central processing capacity, one task gets delayed, and there can be interference at multiple levels, leading to performance costs.

How do resource theories explain the processing of two response selections in multitasking, and what kind of costs are associated with this?

Resource theories assume that two response selections can be processed, but they have dual-task costs. These costs can include delays, interference, and reduced efficiency in performing the tasks.

Test your knowledge of selective attention in time with this quiz on temporal constraints, the attentional blink, and multitasking. Explore concepts such as rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) and the effects of separating stimuli by distractors. Assess your understanding of T1 and T2 performance with varying time intervals.

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