2019 DOI: 10.33767/osf.io/cz2pj View full text Preprint
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Jacob T. Fisher, Frederic R. Hopp, René Weber

Abstract: Digital media are sensory-rich, multimodal, and often highly interactive. An extensive collection of theories and models within the field of media psychology assume the multimodal nature of media stimuli, yet there is current ambiguity as to the independent contributions of visual and auditory content to message complexity and to resource availability in the human processing system. In this manuscript, we argue that explicating the concepts of perceptual and cognitive load can create progress toward a deeper un…

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