Accession Number : ADA291932

Title :   Automation and Cognition in Air Traffic Control: An Empirical Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Vortac, O. U. ; Edwards, Mark B. ; Fuller, Dana K. ; Manning, Carol A.

PDF Url : ADA291932

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A simulation of an air traffic control task was the setting for an investigation of the functions of external cues in prospective memory. External cues can support the triggering of an action or memory for the content of the action. We focused on memory for the content and manipulated the temporal characteristics of the external cue to disentangle two possible functions the cue can support: (1) An external cue visible during a retention interval could support rehearsal of the to-be-performed action; (2) An external cue visible at the end of a retention interval could support retrieval of the to-be-performed action. Two experiments were conducted that converge on the same conclusion: the primary function of an external cue was to support retrieval. implications for the design of a computer interface to present prospective cues are discussed

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, FUNCTIONS, SIMULATION, COMPUTERS, INTERFACES, MEMORY DEVICES, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, RETENTION(GENERAL), INTERVALS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE