Accession Number : ADA182478

Title :   Endogenous ERP (Event Related Potential) Components Associated with Performance in Sonar Operators. 1. Reliability and Relation to Training.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Hord,David J

PDF Url : ADA182478

Report Date : 31 Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The large volume of basic research on the relationship of endogenous ERP components to cognitive processes is leading to applications in areas other than clinical. The present work is attempting to develop prediction equations based on measurements of ERP components and will enhance the selection criteria for workers performing complex cognitive tasks, e.g., sonar operators aviators and air traffic controllers. Several endogenous ERP components from 40 operators were shown to have fairly good individual reliability for amplitude but not latency measures. Grand means for both visual and auditory tasks were consistent over days. The effect of training on the major components from 100 to 500 msecs was unremarkable with no significant differences on amplitudes or latencies.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, EQUATIONS, PREDICTIONS, SELECTION, VOLUME, RELIABILITY, SONAR PERSONNEL, INFORMATION PROCESSING, MEASUREMENT, VISUAL SIGNALS, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY, AUDITORY SIGNALS, AMPLITUDE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE