Accession Number : AD0435442

Title :   THE EFFECT OF INFORMATION LOAD ON THE RECOGNITION OF ALPHA-NUMERIC STIMULI,

Corporate Author : VERMONT UNIV BURLINGTON

Personal Author(s) : Grace,Madge M. ; Murdock,Bennet B. ,Jr.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The prupose of the present experiment was to determine the effect of the amount of information on the recognition of alpa-numeric stimuli. The stimuli used in the present experiment were digita, consonants, rare and common words. In general words were more accurately recognized than either digits or consonants. For digits and consonants, there appeared to be a positive relationship between the amount of information and the accuracy of recognition; that is, to some extent those stimuli conveying less information. These results suggest that, with alpha-numeric coding, the information load can be increased without imparing the accuracy of recognition. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, ACUITY), (*VOCABULARY, CODING), (*REASONING, PATTERN RECOGNITION), DECISION MAKING, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, PROBABILITY, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE