Cognitive Control Glossary

This post was inspired by Khoi Vo, who recommended a way of tracking the different cognitive control terms that he encountered since he thought it could be confusing to remember them all (indeed it is!) This post will be added to over time.

Between-tasks interference/ (backward) crosstalk

It’s easier to complete task A (the prioritized task) on its own than if you’re multi-tasking and doing task B (the secondary task); it takes cognitive control to block out task B and focus on/prioritize task A; interference/crosstalk increases as 1) similarity, 2) temporal overlap between task A and task B increase

stochastic = random

Gaussian curve/distribution = Bell curve/ normal distribution

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