Technology is developing rapidly. It is an essential part of how we live our daily lives–in a mental and physical sense, and in professional and personal environments. Cybercognition explores the ideas of technology addiction, brain training, and much more. This text provides readers with a guide to understanding concepts related to the online world. It answers important questions: • What is the impact of digital technology on our learning, memory, attention, problem-solving, and decision making? • If we continue to use digital technology on a large scale, can it change the way we think? • Can human cognition keep up with technology? Suitable for students on Cyberpsychology and Cognitive Psychology courses at all levels, as well as anyone with an inquiring mind.

Task Switching and Digital Technology The Impact of Interruptions

Task Switching and Digital Technology The Impact of Interruptions

Task Switching and Digital Technology: The Impact of Interruptions

Learning Aims and Objectives

  • To define the concept of interruption in the context of digital technology;
  • to highlight the cost that interruptions can have upon the individual’s capacity to focus and complete tasks in their daily lives;
  • to review research looking at the impact that notifications from both smartphones and email can have upon human cognition;
  • to explore the ways in which disruption from emails can be mediated and managed;
  • to examine more recent research focusing on ‘self-initiated’ interruptions and examine how they fit into the digital environment.


Question Box

Take a few moments and think about how often you get interrupted in your daily life – then think about where these interruptions come ...

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