Prospective Memory in the Red Zone: Cognitive Control and Capacity Sharing in a Complex, Multi-Stimulus Task
MetadataShow full item record
© 2019 American Psychological Association. Remembering to perform a planned action upon encountering a future event requires event-based Prospective Memory (PM). PM is required in many human factors settings in which operators must process a great deal of complex, uncertain information from an interface. We study event-based PM in such an environment. Our task, which previous research has found is very demanding (Palada, Neal, Tay, & Heathcote, 2018), requires monitoring ships as they cross the ocean on a display. We applied the Prospective Memory Decision Control Model (Strickland, Loft, Remington, & Heathcote, 2018) to understand the cognitive mechanisms that underlie PM performance in such a demanding environment. We found evidence of capacity sharing between monitoring for PM items and performing the ongoing surveillance task, whereas studies of PM in simpler paradigms have not (e.g., Strickland et al., 2018). We also found that participants applied proactive and reactive control (Braver, 2012) to adapt to the demanding task environment. Our findings illustrate the value of human factors simulations to study capacity sharing between competing task processes. They also illustrate the value of cognitive models to illuminate the processes underlying adaptive behavior in complex environments.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Better Retention of Skill Operating a Simulated Hydraulic Excavator After Part-Task Than After Whole-Task TrainingSo, Joey; Proctor, Robert; Dunston, Phillip; Wang, Xiangyu (2013)Objective: We examined whether part-task training produces better learning and retention than whole-task training of a trench-and-load task performed on a hydraulic excavator simulator.Background: For complex perceptual-motor ...
Learning environments of beginning algebra students : compulsory adolescent vs. voluntary adult classesFriesen, Tiffany Gail (2011)The main purpose of this study was to investigate differences between adolescents and adults enrolled in beginning algebra courses in terms of their perceptions of preferred and actual learning environment and their ...
Evaluation of an innovative strategy for teaching systems of linear equations in terms of classroom environment, attitudes and conceptual developmentOgbuehi, Philip Ikechukwu (2006)This study, which was conducted among middle-school students in California, focused on the effectiveness of using innovative strategies for enhancing the classroom environment, students' attitudes, and conceptual development. ...