Accession Number : AD0697945

Title :   PATTERNS OF PHYSIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY ACCOMPANYING PERFORMANCE ON A PERCEPTUAL-MOTOR TASK,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C OFFICE OF AVIATION MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Thackray,Richard I.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Air traffic controllers are required to spend considerable periods of time observing radar displays. Yet, information regarding physiological measures which best reflect the attentional process in complex vigilance tasks is generally lacking. As an initial approach to gaining such information, a number of physiological measures obtained during performance of a demanding visual-motor (tracking) task were examined in order to determine which measures best differentiated the performance periods from intertrial rest periods. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*ATTENTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), STUDENTS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PHYSIOLOGY, TIME, TRACKING, TEST METHODS, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, RADAR EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE