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  • In this chapter we articulate a series of observations related to fundamental issues for understanding the limits to human information processing. There are two specific, interlinked elements. The first can be described generally as how time is treated in the brain, for which we present a three-level theoretical framework. The second area is directed to understanding how emotional state influences processing capability. As will become evident, these two themes are intimately interlinked. The implications for the connection between infor-mation processing and optimal performance are then discussed. Our exami- nation begins with the questions that guided all the authors of this volume. These questions were:

publication date

  • January 1, 2005