Accession Number : AD0656714
Title : COGNITIVE FACTORS IN INFORMATION PROCESSING.
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,
Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Fitts,Paul M.
Report Date : FEB 1967
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : The general framework proposed to use in interpreting human information-processing behavior is that of a program for processing data. The term program as used in this report has essentially the same meaning, and is presumed to serve a similar function, as does the program which governs an electronic data-processing system or any organization of people engaged in a complex task or production. Reference to the analogy between human functions and a stored-program computer, as various writers have emphasized, permits us to talk about alternative processes or procedures for operating on data in complex ways, independently of the particular data on which these operations are performed or the particular system that is processing the data. (Author)
Descriptors : (*REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REFLEXES), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), LEARNING, BEHAVIOR, INFORMATION THEORY, DATA PROCESSING, VISUAL SIGNALS, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), ACCURACY
Subject Categories : Psychology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE