#StackBounty: #cognitive-psychology #attention #multi-tasking What is the name of inattention/autopilot phenomenon that results in &#39…

Bounty: 50

Suppose I am doing the laundry while simultaneously taking out the trash, so am carrying a bag of dirty clothes in one hand and a bag of rubbish in the other. I might be on autopilot where I lift up the lid of the garbage bin, throw my laundry into it and turn to walk away before then realising what I have done: thrown the wrong bag one into the bin i.e. “right idea, wrong object”.

I know that it’s some sort of inattention effect that is studied in cognitive psychology, but can somebody tell me what the correct name for this phenomenon is?

Dual-task interference is closer to the concept I’m looking for

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