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Multitasking and Human Performance

  • By: David L. Strayer, Nathan Medeiros-Ward & Joel M. Cooper
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The pace of modern life places a higher demand on the ability to multitask than at any time in human history. Indeed, today's lifestyle often requires people to manage several concurrent activities and to deal with constant interruptions to ongoing tasks ...