cognitive load

the load related to the executive control of working memory; the total amount of mental activity imposed on working memory in any one instant. Complex activities, like driving, are based on interacting elements that must be processed simultaneously. A large cognitive load (e.g. as occurs when trying to multi-task while driving, or during challenging driving circumstances) can temporarily overload the driver's working memory, and limit their ability to process information and arrive at correct decisions and prompt actions.





cognitive load