Accession Number : ADA298110

Title :   A Comparison of the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Synthetic Work Performance and a Conventional Performance Assessment Battery.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Oct 93-30 Sep 94,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Elsmore, Timothy F. ; Hegge, Frederick W. ; Naitoh, Paul ; Kelly, Tamsin ; Schlangen, Karen

PDF Url : ADA298110

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Techniques for assessment of human cognitive performance span a broad range, from questionnaires, paper-and-pencil tests, computerized tests of cognitive and motor abilities, to simulators and field exercises. Due to the availability of powerful personal computers, recent years have seen a concentration of interest on the middle of this continuum, computerized testing in the form of performance assessment batteries or PABs (Anger, 1990; Englund, Reeves, Shingledecker, Thorne, Wilson, & Hegge, 1985; Kennedy et. al, 1981, Thorne et. al 1985). These batteries consist of tests that are each designed to measure a limited subset of abilities, in relative isolation from one another (Anger, 1990; Perez, Ramsey, Masline, & Urban, 1987). While performance on PABs is sensitive to a wide range of variables, the relationship between such effects and performance under operational conditions is sometimes difficult to characterize. At best, it can be said that if a given variable produces a decrement on PAB performance, it may degrade performance under certain operational conditions.

Descriptors :   *SIMULATORS, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *COGNITION, *SLEEP DEPRIVATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, SKILLS, CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS, ISOLATION, STORAGE BATTERIES, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MICROCOMPUTERS, RANGE(EXTREMES), MOTORS, QUESTIONNAIRES.

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Psychology

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