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Document ID (ISN)110434
CIS number 10-0138
ISSN - Serial title 0944-2502 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Ergonomie
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Freude G., Ullsperger P.
Title Work interruptions and multitasking in the modern world of work - Concepts, effects and implications for work design and research
Original title Unterbrechungen bei der Arbeit und Multitasking in der moderner Arbeitswelt - Konzepte, Auswirkungen und Implikationen für Arbeitsgestaltung und Forschung [in German]
Bibliographic information Apr. 2010, Vol.60, No.4, p.120-128. 59 ref.
Abstract Frequent work interruptions and multitasking are important features in the modern accelerated world of work. This article reviews the state of current knowledge in these two closely-related phenomena. It discusses modern limited processing resources of the central nervous system in the light of modern resource concepts, together with implications for human performance capacities, state of health, work design and occupational medicine research.
Descriptors (primary) central nervous system; sensorimotor activities; cognitive performance
Descriptors (secondary) work efficiency; workbreaks; ergonomics; work design
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Mental workload