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A state in which the focus of attention is spread across more than one object or event.
Attention
RPoldrack about six years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure divided attention

TaskContrast Measure

Leiter International Performance Scale
  • divided attention
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selective attention task
  • response time with competing stimuli minus response time with a single stimuli or congruent stimuli
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  • accuracy with a single stimuli or congruent stimuli minus accuracy with competing stimuli
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Salthouse and Babcock Listening Span task
  • listening span with comprehension questions minus listening span without
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  • listening comprehension with listening span task minus listening comprehension without
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rapid serial object transformation
  • ERP strength minus baseline
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  • accuracy during task minus accuracy of some baseline test (e.g. only one pattern)
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letter number sequencing
  • longest correct sequence of controls minus longest correct sequence of subject
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Term History

REVISION 2

Definition contributed by TDavis about six years ago:A state in which the focus of attention is spread across more than one object or event.

REVISION 1

Definition contributed by ALenartowicz about nine years ago:The process by which an individual can perform multiple non-automatic tasks at the same time.

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