The Ins and Outs of the Central Bottleneck (2009–2013)

Despite the immense processing power of the human brain, it still has severe limitations: Humans can barely attend to more than one stimulus at a time and can hardly perform two tasks at once. The proposed study examines capacity limits at different levels of information processing employing both behavioural and functional imaging techniques. The findings will highlight the extent to which different cognitive processes draw on common resources and identify the neural substrates of these operations. The results will have implications for models of human performance and will help us understand how environments can be designed to limit multitask interference.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
  • Professor and Deputy Head of School
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council