Accession Number:

ADA128733

Title:

Resource Allocation in Cerebral Specialization.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 79-31 Jan 83,

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER INST OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The object of this research was to develop and test a theoretical framework of cerebral specialization in which each hemisphere is viewed as an independent information processing system. This framework is a special case of a multiple resources model of information processing in which we tie the existence and number of resource pools to the anatomical structure of the brain. We used the well specified dual task methodology of the multiple resources approach to assess the model with behavioral measures. In addition, we employed electrophysiological measures of resource allocation to verify certain of the assumptions we made in testing the model. In this model any given set of tasks can overlay partially, completely, or not at all in terms of the resources required from a particular hemisphere.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE