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dc.contributor.advisorLogie, Robert
dc.contributor.authorFloyd, Victoria L.
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-10T10:47:25Z
dc.date.available2010-08-10T10:47:25Z
dc.date.issued2009-07-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/3544
dc.description.abstractThis study used dual-task methodology to examine the possible involvement of working memory in the multi-tasking scenario presented in Craik and Bialystok’s (2006) Breakfast Task. Participants were required to set a table and ensure that five different foods were cooked and ready to eat at the same time within a virtual environment presented on a computer screen. The task was completed twice by 30 undergraduate participants: once alone and once with a concurrent Number Recall Task believed to engage the phonological loop component of working memory. Performance in the single- and dual-task condition was compared in order to observe any potential performance trade off between the two tasks. Results showed a general dual-task effect on the Breakfast Task. Taken together with an observed dual-task effect on Number Recall, these data seem to suggest that working memory, namely the phonological loop component, does influence the complex cognitive process of of the process.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectMulti-Taskingen
dc.subjectWorking Memoryen
dc.titleInvestigating the Role of Working Memory In Multi-Tasking: The Impact of a Secondary Number Recall Task on Cooking Breakfast in a Virtual Environmenten
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelUndergraduateen
dc.type.qualificationnameMA Master of Artsen
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