Sustained Attention Task

Some articles on attention, tasks:

Cognitive Capture - Possible Causes - Mental Workload and Working Memory
... When a person focuses a lot of attention on one stimulus, he/she focuses less attention on other stimuli ... For example, talking on the phone while driving – the attention is mostly focused on the phone conversation, so there is less attention focused on driving ... workload could be anything from thinking about tasks that need to be done, or tending to a baby in the backseat ...

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