10. Central Processing Limitations on Multitasking

  1. Roger Remington,
  2. Deborah Boehm-Davis and
  3. Charles Folk

Published Online: 28 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118393758.ch10

Introduction to Humans in Engineered Systems

Introduction to Humans in Engineered Systems

How to Cite

Remington, R., Boehm-Davis, D. and Folk, C. (2012) Central Processing Limitations on Multitasking, in Introduction to Humans in Engineered Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118393758.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 12 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470548752

Online ISBN: 9781118393758

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Keywords:

  • central processing limitations on multitasking;
  • limited-capacity central processing;
  • bottleneck theories and Welford's Central Bottleneck Theory;
  • multitasking, central bottleneck or multiple resources;
  • MHP on human-computer interfaces

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bottleneck Theories

  • Central Bottleneck Theory and Human-Computer Interaction

  • Capacity Theories

  • Multiple Resource Theory

  • Applications of Single-Channel and Multiple Resource Theories

  • Timesharing

  • Timesharing Strategies and the Control of Processing

  • Summary

  • References