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Individual Differences in Work Load While Doing Multitasking with a Computer

  • Kari Kallinen
  • Inger Ekman
  • Niklas Ravaja
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6761)

Abstract

In the present study we examined the individual differences in work load while doing high and low cognitive load multimodal (audive + tactile or visual + tactile) tasks. We found among other things that participants that are characterized as having high information capacity had lower levels of work load and shorter reactions times during easy and difficult multitask as compared to participant that are characterized as having lower level of information processing capacity.

Keywords

Multitasking multimodal information context awareness cognitive task load individual differences tactile audio 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kari Kallinen
    • 1
  • Inger Ekman
    • 1
  • Niklas Ravaja
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Knowledge and Innovation ResearchAalto University School of EconomicsAaltoFinland

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