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dc.contributor.authorFischer, Ricoen_US
dc.contributor.authorPlessow, Franziskaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-03T15:58:15Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.citationFischer, Rico, and Franziska Plessow. 2015. “Efficient multitasking: parallel versus serial processing of multiple tasks.” Frontiers in Psychology 6 (1): 1366. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01366. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01366.en
dc.identifier.issn1664-1078en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:23474001
dc.description.abstractIn the context of performance optimizations in multitasking, a central debate has unfolded in multitasking research around whether cognitive processes related to different tasks proceed only sequentially (one at a time), or can operate in parallel (simultaneously). This review features a discussion of theoretical considerations and empirical evidence regarding parallel versus serial task processing in multitasking. In addition, we highlight how methodological differences and theoretical conceptions determine the extent to which parallel processing in multitasking can be detected, to guide their employment in future research. Parallel and serial processing of multiple tasks are not mutually exclusive. Therefore, questions focusing exclusively on either task-processing mode are too simplified. We review empirical evidence and demonstrate that shifting between more parallel and more serial task processing critically depends on the conditions under which multiple tasks are performed. We conclude that efficient multitasking is reflected by the ability of individuals to adjust multitasking performance to environmental demands by flexibly shifting between different processing strategies of multiple task-component scheduling.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherFrontiers Media S.A.en
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01366en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4561751/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectReviewen
dc.subjectmultitaskingen
dc.subjectdual-taskingen
dc.subjectcrosstalken
dc.subjectpsychological refractory period (PRP)en
dc.subjectcognitive controlen
dc.subjectfunctional bottlenecken
dc.subjectbottlenecken
dc.subjectparallel versus serial processingen
dc.titleEfficient multitasking: parallel versus serial processing of multiple tasksen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalFrontiers in Psychologyen
dash.depositing.authorPlessow, Franziskaen_US
dc.date.available2015-11-03T15:58:15Z
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01366*
dash.contributor.affiliatedPlessow, Franziska


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