Critical-path scheduling of mental processes in a dual task

Science  08 Aug 1980:
Vol. 209, Issue 4457, pp. 704-706
DOI: 10.1126/science.7394529


Scheduling theory is used to extend the additive factors method of analyzing reaction times to tasks involving concurrent processing. Data indicate that mental processes in a double-stimulation experiment by Becker are executed in a critical-path network. A relationship predicted for the timing of the responses of the task is shown to hold.