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The amount of demand placed on working memory, typically expressed along some continuum and within a theoretical maximum.
Synonyms: cognitive effort, processing capacity
Executive/Cognitive Control
MLewis about five years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure cognitive load

TaskContrast Measure

span/supra-span test
  • supra-span minus span
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self ordered pointing task
  • accuracy of participant minus average accuracy of controls
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keep-track task
  • accuracy of subject minus average accuracy of controls
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User Discussion


"added "cognitive effort" to synonyms because my review of literature with that phrase points to their being used to describe the same phenomena"
MLewis (about five years ago)

Term History

REVISION 2

Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago:The amount of demand placed on working memory, typically expressed along some continuum and within a theoretical maximum.

REVISION 1

Definition contributed by ALenartowicz about eight years ago:The amount of demand placed on working memory, typically expressed along some continuum and within a theoretical maximum.

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