The task is at the bottom of the page........It works best in FIREFOX. You might have to load Shockwave to get it to work!!!! 

Do the task below while watching the following you-tube video.    Do 5 Trials at each different task. Try to be as fast as you can - but if you click before the stimulus is present, or make a mistake - it will erase one of your 5 scores.   

Please record your average reaction times in the boxes below.   Do not forget to do this - it is important for the results!

On  a scale of 1 to 4 (1 being poor and 4 being excellent) how good are you at multitasking?

On a scale of 1 to 4 (1 being poor and 4 being excellent) how do you feel the quality of your work is when you are multitasking? 

How many times a day are you often doing more than TWO things at the same time?  

How many times per day are you doing more than THREE things at the same time?

Do you believe that listening to music can enhance your performance?


Please --Only enter numbers below!!!





Time to Think? Making Observations

Making Observations

The blue panel below is the entry point to a Shockwave presentation which you can use to measure simple reaction times to a visual stimulus, as well as reaction times in several situations where more "thinking" is required. You will need a Shockwave plug-in to see the presentation. Your computer should tell you if your browser doesn't have the needed plug-in, and give you an opportunity to download it. Otherwise you can go yourself to to get the plug-in. It may take a little while for the presentation itself to download, so please be patient. If you haven't looked over the background material on the Time to Think main page, you might want to do this too before proceeding.

To begin, click on the Case 1 red button ("Act"), and follow the instructions which appear on the screen. Serendip will present simple reaction time trials, collecting your response times for each.

You probably want to do at least 5 trials to get a good measure of these values.

 After completing this case, you will be returned to the opening screen to proceed by clicking on the button for the next case, and so forth. Repeating a case will erase the original data for that case. When you have completed all cases (or as many as you want), click on the brown button ("Results Summary") to see a summary of all results. You will also have an opportunity to save your data in a file on your computer.

Push play on the YouTube video before you begin the reaction time experiment.  



Please record your scores in the boxes above!!