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Divided Attention and Memory

  • By: Myra Annette Fernandes & Morris Moscovitch
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The dual-task or divided-attention (DA) technique can be used to aid our understanding of cognitive functioning by helping us to infer the type of resources and component processes required for a particular task. The logic in dual-task studies is that by ...