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dc.contributor.authorStrickland, L.
dc.contributor.authorElliott, D.
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Michael
dc.contributor.authorLoft, S.
dc.contributor.authorNeal, A.
dc.contributor.authorHeathcote, A.
dc.identifier.citationStrickland, L. and Elliott, D. and Wilson, M.D. and Loft, S. and Neal, A. and Heathcote, A. 2019. Prospective Memory in the Red Zone: Cognitive Control and Capacity Sharing in a Complex, Multi-Stimulus Task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

© 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.

dc.titleProspective Memory in the Red Zone: Cognitive Control and Capacity Sharing in a Complex, Multi-Stimulus Task
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
curtin.departmentFuture of Work Institute
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyFaculty of Business and Law
curtin.contributor.orcidWilson, Michael [0000-0003-4143-7308]
curtin.contributor.scopusauthoridWilson, Michael [57194484737]

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