Psychology of computer use: XXXII. Computer screen-savers as distractors

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Volk, F. A.
Halcomb, Charles G.
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1994-12
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eng
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The differences in performance of 16 male and 16 female undergraduates on three cognitive tasks were investigated in the presence of visual distractors (computer-generated dynamic graphic images). These tasks included skilled and unskilled proofreading and listening comprehension. The visually demanding task of proofreading (skilled and unskilled) showed no significant decreases in performance in the distractor conditions. Results showed significant decrements, however, in performance on listening comprehension in at least one of the distractor conditions.

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Perceptual and motor skills. 1994 Dec; 79(3 Pt 2): 1632-4.
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Ammons Scientific Ltd.
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0031-5125
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