Accession Number : AD0739985

Title :   Signal Probability and Spatial Location as Possible Bases for Increased Selectivity in Noise,

Corporate Author : ROYAL NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH COMMITTEE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Hockey,G. R. J.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The aim of the work was to see whether the effect of noise is to funnel vision to the area immediately around the point of regard, or to make the man concentrate on what he believes to be the more important aspects of his work. Performance on the tracking task deteriorated reliably in the quiet, but not in the noise. This was the case for both experimental conditions. The results suggest that the effect of noise to make the man concentrate on what he takes to be the most important aspects of his work. There is no direct funnelling of vision. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NOISE, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), TRACKING, ATTENTION, VISION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE