Where to look and how to decide what to do in a real-time, dynamic, decision-making task?
What is it about?
A dynamic task environment is a bit like "riding a tiger." Each move we make needs to both "keep us in the saddle now" and position us, the best we can, to handle whatever comes next. How can we optimize the current decision while maximizing our flexibility to deal with whatever comes next?
Why is it important?
It is easy to study simple, one-move, situations. It is a heck of a lot harder to study a dynamic task environment that requires a minimum of 1 decision every 20 seconds with the pace of decision making increasing to well under one decision per second at higher levels of play. Understanding the cognitive, perceptual, and action elements required to survive in such task environment will push cognitive science and models of human performance forward.
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