The impact of Load on Dynamic versus Static Situational Knowledge While Driving

The impact of an attentionally demanding load on situational knowledge while driving in a simulator was examined. Results show a selective impairment of dynamic knowledge (i.e., moving objects) under load conditions compared to static knowledge (i.e., stationary objects). Results suggest not all situational knowledge is impaired under load conditions.

Presented at the 80th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association. Denver, CO.