Chapter 16 Dual task distraction (INCOMPLETE)

and driving

Video of people driving real cars while taking Strayer’s test and trying to operate voice controls

What role did the presence of a second task play in the gorilla video discussed at 12.4?

Canvas QUESTIONS: what task were people doing in the gorilla video? Would they haven noticed the gorilla without that task?

Simons and Chabris (1999)

16.0.0.1 VIDEO: Dual-task interference at fraction of a second scale

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REQUIRED READING

Hands-free cellphones not a solution to distracted driving

“The 27 seconds means a driver traveling 25 mph would cover the length of three football fields before regaining full attention.” https://unews.utah.edu/up-to-27-seconds-of-inattention-after-talking-to-your-car-or-smart-phone/

References

Simons, D J, and C F Chabris. 1999. “Gorillas in Our Midst: Sustained Inattentional Blindness for Dynamic Events.” Perception 28 (9): 1059–74. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=10694957.