Learning Objectives

  1. Describe a hypothetical situation that shows how the three attention networks might influence reactions to a situation.
  2. Analyze how the concept of a filter in Broadbent’s model evolved in later models by Treisman and Deutsch-Norman.
  3. Summarize the theory of limited capacity and how it differs from bottleneck theories in explaining interference, including successful and unsuccessful multitasking.
  4. Apply Posner and Snyder’s criteria of automatic processing to learning to read.
  5. Explain how interactions between a driver and a passenger could make driving more or less safe, based on previous research.