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Metacognition as Multitasking: Theory and Models of Strategic Multitasking in Complex Dynamic Tasks

CCI Project Lead: Dario Salvucci

About the Project

This project explores a new theory of metacognition as multitasking, more specifically an exploration of how metacognition may be performed in the context of complex dynamic tasks. The project involves both theoretical developments and hand-in-hand application to realistic domains, primarily focusing on the desktop-computing environment with multiple monitors and/or applications displaying multiple concurrent tasks. The project is informing recent developments on how metacognition is related to more general multitasking capabilities as posited by our theory of threaded cognition (Salvucci & Taatgen, 2008, 2011). The project is most recently explored unified models of cognition that can incorporate models of multitasking and other skills as part of a single unified model of skill acquisition and task performance.