Chapter 18 Dual task interference (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?

D. J. Simons and Chabris (1999) VIDEO: Dual-task interference at fraction of a second scale

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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.”


Simons, D J, and C F Chabris. 1999. “Gorillas in Our Midst: Sustained Inattentional Blindness for Dynamic Events.” Perception 28 (9): 1059–74.