Eye witness testimony, training, driving, and display design: these are just a few of the real-world domains in which depend on undivided attention. Emphasizing the link between theory and application, Applied Attention Theory provides a deep understanding of how theories of attention, developed from laboratory-based psychological research, can inform our understanding of everyday human performance in a wide number of applications and environments. The basic theories discussed concern divided, focused, and selective attention, and areas of application include mental workload measurement, multi-tasking, distracted driving, complex display design, education, and the training of attentional skills.
Introduction Single Channel Theory and Automaticity Theory Attention Control Visual Attention Control, Scanning and Information Sampling Visual Search Spatial Attention and Displays Resources and Effort Time Sharing and Multiple Resource Theory Executive Control: Attention Switching, Interruptions and Task-Management Individual Differences in Attention Cognitive Neurosciences and Neuroergonomics
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