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The state-of-the-art of research into human multitasking

Collection launched: 24 Aug 2020

A broad definition of multitasking, as a condition in which cognitive processes involved in multiple tasks overlap in time, entails a wide range of research paradigms in the domains of human cognitive psychology and movement sciences. The review articles and research papers in this special collection cover current research into a diverse range of thematic issues concerning dual-tasking and task switching such as process interference during cognitive-motor dual-tasking, interference between dual-tasking and sequence learning, cognitive processing demands in movement sequence learning, training of cognitive-postural dual-tasking, multitasking demands in fMRI neurofeedback training, effects of prior knowledge and predictive visual information on continuous tracking, crossmodal effects in task switching, inhibition in task switching depending on stimulus complexity, task switching when dealing with facial emotions, modelling of task switching and dual-task coordination costs, locus of backward crosstalk in dual-tasking, as well as the theoretical analysis on dual-task processes

Guest Editors
Leif Johannsen (Cognitive and Experimental Psychology, Institute of Psychology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany; Leif.Johannsen@psych.rwth-aachen.de)
Andrea Kiesel (Allgemeine Psychologie / Cognition, Action, and Sustainability, Institute of Psychology, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg; andrea.Kiesel@psychologie.uni-freiburg.de)
Iring Koch (Cognitive and Experimental Psychology, Institute of Psychology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany; koch@psych.rwth-aachen.de)
Hermann Müller (Training Science, Psychology and Sport Science, Justus Liebig University Giessen; Hermann.Mueller@sport.uni-giessen.de)