How does divided attention and automaticity affect performance? Please explain this concept. Provide examples that you have witnessed or experienced.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 3:18 am ad1c9bdddf
Divided attention can be defined as the process of actively paying attention to two distinct tasks simultaneously. There are numerous factors that affect task performance due to divided attention such as task similarity, task difficulty and practice. For example, if one task is difficult and another task is relatively easier, the difficult task will consume bulk of the resources and will leave limited attentional resources for ...
Discusses concepts of divided attention and automaticity.
Cognitive Psychology - Attention and Cognition
1. How do you define the concept of attention?
2. Can attention be consciously allocated to tasks? Why or why not?
3. What is the relationship between attention and cognition?