Everyday Activities

AbstractHumans perform a wide range of everyday activities (e.g., preparing a meal, setting the table) frequently, and often without conscious thought. Despite the experienced ease with which we perform such activities, their successful completion involves a complex set of abilities and mechanisms. This becomes apparent when considering that even healthy adults exhibit occasional errors (Norman, 1981, e.g., failing to spoon coffee grinds into the filter before switching on the coffee machine) in performing the necessary actions, while mild cognitive impairment may interfere with successful performance of highly familiar everyday activities (Gold, Park, Troyer, & Murphy, 2015).

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