Cognitive Workload

ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE AND REGRESSION TESTS

Much of psychological research depends upon the general linear model to describe the statistical relationship between a dependent variable and one or more predictor variables. ANOVA and regression analyses are variations of this model....

COGNITIVE TASK ANALYSIS

The cognitive demands of a task can be examined using a process called cognitive task analysis. A cognitive task analysis produces predominantly verbal descriptions rather than quantitative measurements that may be compared across tasks....

COGNITIVE TASK SELECTION

Let’s assume we are looking around for a cognitive task to include in a new experiment. We want the task to have a number of well-defined characteristics. Some important features are: Results in a...

TASKS THAT ELICIT COGNITIVE WORKLOAD

What sorts of tasks reliably elicit cognitive workload? Our experience is that cognitive workload increases as more brain regions or more cognitive functions become involved. Thus, tasks that are high level tasks such as...