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multitasking

Informatics The ability of an operating system to simultaneously run multiple programs–eg, graphics, spreadsheets, word processing or formats of software–eg, coding, compiling, testing

Multitasking

Performing multiple duties or taking on multiple responsibilities and roles simultaneously.
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The purpose of this study was to build upon the research examining the effects of an acute yoga bout on the varying EF tasks of inhibition, task switching, planning, and problem solving.
Modality and task switching interactions using bi-modal and bivalent stimuli.
The main objective of the study was to examine task switching abilities and emotion regulation in survivors of ALL.
Falkenstein, "Cognitive training sustainably improves executive functioning in middle-aged industry workers assessed by task switching: a randomized controlled ERP study," Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol.
To examine task switching data, mean RTs were submitted to a 2 x 2 repeated measures analysis of variance with trial (switch vs.
This would lead to task switching. Similarly, a person who is facing multiple demands (regardless of whether they come from a larger team endeavor or from his/her individual pursuits) would have to interleave tasks to complete them.
For the inhibitory control and task switching tests, median response time (RT) for nonerror trials served as the primary dependent variable.
The current research aims to blend these two approaches and tests the following hypotheses: 1) Simple task switching will yield longer reaction times than repeat task completion and single task completion at intervals less than 0.6s.
Sequential multitasking, also called parallel multitasking, task switching, and task interleaving, refers to switching attention back and forth between tasks (Meyer & Kieras, 1997; Wickens & McCarley, 2008).
[46] examined the effects of reasonable doses of caffeine on task switching and task maintenance using mixed-task (AABB) blocks, in which participants alternated predictably between two tasks, and single-task (AAAA, BBBB) blocks.
* Task switching: Practice rapidly switching your attention back and forth from one task to another to improve your ability to concentrate.